Green Lantern, a DC Comics mainstay for more than 70 years, will be seen in an entirely new way when Warner Bros. Animation’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series — from world-renowned producer, artist and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) — comes to Cartoon Network in a one-hour special event.
With stunning, stylized CG animation, Green Lantern: The Animated Series takes viewers on a journey of cosmic proportions as Hal Jordan and his band of heroes fight to save the universe. The special premieres at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Friday, November 11 as a precursor to the series debuting on Cartoon Network next year as part of the new DC Nation programming block.
Fans in the United States can watch a sneak peek of the complete first scene from the series at the Green Lantern: The Animated Series webpage at BCDB .
As Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan is used to being in dangerous situations — but he’s never faced anything like this!
Set at the farthest reaches of deep space, Green Lantern: The Animated Series finds Hal on the Guardian Frontier, where he must face down an invasion by the Red Lantern Corps. Powered by pure rage, the evil Red Lanterns have sworn to destroy the Green Lantern Corps and everything they stand for. Dispatched on the experimental spacecraft The Interceptor, Hal is soon joined by an all-new group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Space — and the Green Lantern Corps itself!
“Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an epic space adventure that has something for everyone, and we are delighted for fans to see it November 11 on Cartoon Network. We can’t wait to show the world this fresh take on an iconic hero — one that represents not only the first Bruce Timm series to be produced in CG, but also the first time Green Lantern has been rendered in CG,” said Sam Register, executive vice-president of creative affairs for Warner Bros. Animation, who also serves as an executive producer of the series. “Green Lantern: The Animated Series is inspired by current and classic Green Lantern mythology, but it’s also an all-new story — one that is the perfect vehicle for the great Bruce Timm’s take on the character.”
“It’s exciting for me to see Hal Jordan reimagined in such a compelling way, with fantastic CG and visual effects that only enhance the story,” stated Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment and longtime writer of the Green Lantern comic book series. “Working with Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network to create Green Lantern: The Animated Series has been a great experience, and most importantly, we’ve created a show that I can’t wait for people to see.”
Based on the DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an all-new CG animated action series from Warner Bros Animation. Timm and Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) are the executive producers. Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender) is the producer, and Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) is the producer/story editor.
The voice cast for Green Lantern: The Animated Series includes Josh Keaton (Transformers Prime) as Hal Jordan, Jason Spisak (Young Justice) as Razer, Kevin Michael Richardson (Young Justice, ThunderCats) as Kilowog and Grey DeLisle (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Aya.
DC Comics will release a Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic book as a companion to the new series, and the first issue will be released to coincide with the November special on Cartoon Network.