James Gunn Taps “Watchmen” Creator Damon Lindelof to Join Green Lanterns Series for DC Studios

Damon Lindelof is no stranger to superheroes, a fact that DC Studios co-chief James Gunn was well aware of when he tapped him to help bring a brand new series based on the Green Lanterns to life.

Lindelof, the co-creator of ABC’s seminal series Lost and the man who helped steer HBO’s sensational Watchmen adaptation, which riffed on writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins’ iconic graphic novel and went on to win 11 Emmys, will now join the creative team behind Gunn and DC Studios co-chief Peter Safran’s Lanterns. Lindelof joins Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy and longtime DC comics author Tom King.

James Gunn announced the team behind Lanterns on Instagram on Saturday.

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The image Gunn chose to accompany the reveal of the Lanterns creative team is of Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart, suggesting that the upcoming series will be a two-hander. This jibes with something Safran said when their initial slate of offerings from their newly revived and unified DC Studios was revealed, “Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters,” when he described the series as similar in tone to HBO’s twisty thriller/detective series True Detective. It’s also worth noting that Ozark showrunner Mundy also served as executive producer and writer on the latest excellent season of the series True Detective: Night Country.

Lindelof has also won many accolades for co-creating HBO’s supernatural drama The Leftovers, adapted from Tom Perrotta’s novel. He seems ideally suited to help Gunn and Safran ensure that Lanterns is a bright shining light on the newly unified DC Universe.

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Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Damon Lindelof attends the Premiere Of HBO’s “Watchmen” at The Cinerama Dome on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


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