After working exclusively alongside powerhouse producer Ryan Murphy for seven years across a multitude of TV projects, “All My Children” alum Finn Wittrock (ex-Damon Miller) is now heading to the DC Universe to play Guy Gardner/Green Lantern in the upcoming HBO Max series from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, reports Deadline.
According to the publication, the new series “reinvents the classic DC property through a story spanning decades and galaxies, beginning on Earth in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, secretly gay FBI agent Alan Scott, and 1984, with cocky alpha male Guy Gardner (Wittrock) and half-alien Bree Jarta. They’ll be joined by a multitude of other Lanterns — from comic book favorites to never-before-seen heroes.”
Guy Gardner is described as “a hulking mass of masculinity, and, as rendered in the comics, an embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism. And yet, Guy is somehow likable.”
Wittrock has received two Emmy Award nominations over his career, one for his work on “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and the other for “Versace: American Crime Story,” both produced by Ryan Murphy. He can next be seen in the upcoming 10th season of “AHS,” which recently wrapped production, and the upcoming second season of “Ratched.” On the big screen, he’ll appear in the films “Deep Water” and “A Mouthful of Air,” the latter of which also stars “AMC” alum Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni Stafford).