HBO Max’s Green Lantern reportedly adds a Black female main character

Sources said the new series regular character will be partnered with Guy Gardner

HBO Max’s Green Lantern reportedly adds a Black female main character 1

When HBO Max gave a 10-episode first season order to Greg Berlanti’s live-action TV adaptation of Green Lantern last month, Warner Bros. revealed that it will follow the adventures of several established Green Lanterns in the DC canon, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott. A recent report, however, revealed that they will be joined by a brand-new Green Lantern that is seemingly created just for the series.

Sources told The Direct that Green Lantern will introduce a Black, female Green Lantern named Bree Jarta, who will be a series regular and one of the main characters in the show. While it’s not clear whether Bree Jarta is simply a codename for the character or the character’s actual name in the series, what is known is that the character is half-human and half-alien to a human father and alien mother, and grew up on an advanced alien society on another planet.

Also described as being extremely committed and hardworking to earn her Green Lantern ring, Bree will reportedly be partnered with Guy Gardner, who is known for being relatively abrasive, argumentative, and carefree in the comics. Bree and Gardner’s vastly different personalities are expected to create tensions between the two.

Though Bree is Black like the recently-introduced comic book character Sojourner Mullein, The Direct reported that that former doesn’t appear to be based on the latter.

Green Lantern will be co-written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, who previously revealed that the project will be penned like a TV show but produced like a movie. “We are approaching it with the production ambitions of a movie,” Guggenheim said of the series at a panel recorded for Comic Con International’s website. “We’re writing it like a TV show but we’re hoping to produce it like a film.”

HBO Max’s Green Lantern doesn’t have a premiere date yet.

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