HBO Exec Sets “Green Lantern” as Fun for Younger Audiences

The New York Times has interesting article on the supposed change of how things are being done in Hollywood. Apparently the new ways are here to stay and the old guard can go kick rocks. That’s the gist. More importantly, it touches on all the drama surrounding AT&T and by proxy, HBO Max. Even more important? The executive behind bringing hit shows like Euphoria, Veep, Big Little Lies and Chernobyl is now tasked with making sure HBO Max continues that recent hot streak. And that’s where Green Lantern comes in…and Gossip Girl too.

Here’s the juicy bit from the NY Times article pertaining to Bloys and his aim for GL:

With the purge of top creative executives completed, the responsibility for what’s inside HBO Max and the cable TV channels will fall largely on Casey Bloys, an HBO veteran who is now overseeing all of WarnerMedia’s entertainment content. He has, he said in a telephone interview, told his new team that he wants programming on the streaming service that will complement the buzzy, complex adult shows like “Watchmen” and “Succession” that HBO is best known for. He is pointed to straightforwardly fun titles that appeal to younger audiences like “Green Lantern” and “Gossip Girl” as models for broadening out the service. 

Some interesting buzz words used there that you’ll undoubtedly see in the same million headlines over the next 48hrs of attention span…Its the younger bit that will have fans in a tizzy. Fans of the CW shows probably shouldn’t care because that’s the base level of young HBO is willing to go. However, if you’re like me and not a fan of that kind of content then you’re probably hedging your bets/hopes/prayers on that last juicy quote from inside the HBO offices which framed Green Lantern as a “step up” from that CW model.

I’ll leave you with another tiny morsel from that article that might be interesting to those with a keener eye on all things WB and Hollywood:

His success will depend, in part, on the company’s ability to clearly market its streaming service and perhaps more on whether AT&T is really willing to keep spending on TV like Netflix and Disney.


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