HBO Max isn’t jumping the gun (pun intended) on the announced shows. James Gunn and Peter Safran have revealed an ambitious list of projects as part of their vision of the DC universe on screen. The TV series include Creature Commandos, Waller, Lanterns, Paradise Lost and Booster Gold. But all shows on that list may not see the light of day. HBO Max CEO Casey Bloys said “I talked to James and Peter about it, we’re going to develop these things and hopefully they’re all great. If they’re not, we’ll have other options and we’ll see. But what’s most exciting is that they’ve got a plan. Anything that James is excited about in terms of DC, I’m good with. I just want to make sure for Max that they’re the best shows that we can do.”
Warner Bros as a parent company of DC has had no problem pulling the plug on HBO Max shows in the past, so hopefully with HBO Max’s involvement we can see these shows released. We’ve seen so many projects get the ax in the last few years. From Ava DuVernay’s New Gods and James Wan’s The Trench to the heartbreaking cancellation of Batgirl. As fans of DC we are used to projects getting canned. Hopefully with a renewed focus and vision guiding DC on film/TV we can expect these all to see the light of day!