The official word from HBO Max is that Lee Toland Krieger, known for his work on the CW’s Superman & Lois and Riverdale, has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of the Green Lantern series.
The upcoming Green Lantern series is said to follow the lives of a variety of different Green Lanterns throughout time, rather than just focusing on one, as was done in the 2011 film starring Ryan Reynolds.
The series will serve to introduce the many members of the Green Lantern Corps, the intergalactic law enforcement team. The series will feature such actors in roles as Jeremy Irvine and Finn Wittrock.
Recent reports state that Lee Toland Krieger is all set to direct the first two episodes of the new series. Although Krieger has no previous experience working with HBO Max, he has collaborated in the past with the creator of the series, Greg Berlanti, and the TV wing of Warner Brothers.
With Krieger’s vast experience in the realm of television, including multiple and various forms of genres, he will more than be able to hit the ground running on Green Lantern. In addition, he has previous experience with DC Comics-based material with his previous work on the CW’s Superman & Lois.
Krieger is already experienced with the programming practices and protocols when it comes to working with HBO and Warner Brothers TV, which is sure to have resulted in a strong relationship amongst all parties involved.
Coming into the job with an already innate knowledge base of the comic book characters and their environments will ensure Krieger’s ability to expertly translate the written material from the page to the viewing screen.
Athough no release date has been issued as of yet, the series is reported to have started production in April of this year.