Just in case you were wondering if you would need a HBO Max subscription, the streamer announced today it will bring Green Lantern and Strange Adventures to its lineup of programing.
Green Lantern, from executive producer Greg Berlanti, will take it cues from the famous DC Comics space cop. Strange Adventures, meanwhile, will be an anthology series executive produced by Berlanti and feature characters from across the DC canon. The one-hour drama series will explore close-ended morality tales about the intersecting lives of mortals and superhumans. Both join the the second season of Doom Patrol and Elizabeth Banks’s DC Superhero High, which follows a group of students — unaware they will become the legendary DC Super Heroes — experiencing the fun and drama of adolescence at a boarding school for gifted kids.
The announcements were made during AT&T’s WarnerMedia day, in which they also announced the HBO Max service will debut in May of 2020. The service will launch with 10,000 hours of content, including the entire HBO library, original programming, acquisitions, and selected material from the Warner Bros. library. The service will also feature Joker at launch in addition to the extant Superman and Batman films. It will also be the exclusive home of South Park. All 23 seasons will become available exclusively on the streamer in June 2020 followed by three brand new seasons, which will debut on HBO Max 24 hours after each episode premieres on Comedy Central. As previously reported, the service will also be the streaming home of the Studio Ghibli titles.
Oh, and since it matters, both Gremlins films will be on the service alongside a planned Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai animated children’s series.
But for fans of comic book television, Green Lantern is something of a game changer. It is a big budget attempt at one of the toughest properties to crack. Berlanti himself had a difficult time with it when he co-wrote the feature film. That said, his track record with Arrow, The Flash, and even Titans suggests streaming prestige television may be the Green Lantern Corps’s best destiny.
HBO Max will cost $14.99 a month, but HBO Now will get Max content included in their current subscriptions.