James Gunn Updates on DCU’s Lanterns Series: Star Writers on Board


James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios, recently shared exciting news about the upcoming Lanterns series on Max. Gunn confirmed that the writing team for this highly anticipated DCU series includes acclaimed writers Damon Lindelof, Chris Mundy, and Tom King.

Gunn announced on Instagram, “Yes, it’s true. The Lanterns DCU series is putting together a crack team of writers, based on a wonderful pilot script and bible by Chris Mundy, Tom King, and Damon Lindelof. A hearty welcome to Chris and @damonlindelof as they join the DC Studios family (no welcome necessary for old @tomking_tk, who has been here nearly since inception).”


Damon Lindelof, celebrated for his work on 2019’s Watchmen, brings significant prestige to the project. His work on Watchmen earned critical acclaim and won the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series, along with acting awards for Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Chris Mundy is renowned for his work on hit shows like True Detective and Ozark. Tom King, a veteran in the DC Comics world, has been a significant contributor to the franchise for many years.


Meanwhile, the Writers Guild of America has outed some other compelling names involved in penning the long awaited series:

Although they do not appear in the search results, they are mentioned Chris Mundy (True Detective: Night Country, Ozark), Damon Lindelof (HBO’s Watchmen, LOST), Justin Britt-Gibson (Into The Badlands, Banshee), Breannah Gibson (Young Love, Bigger) and Vanessa Baden Kelly (Animal Kingdom, The Sex Lives of College Girls) as part of the team Lanterns by 2024.

The combination of these talented writers promises a compelling and well-crafted narrative for the Lanterns series, raising expectations among fans and critics alike. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting DCU development.

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