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HBO Max Cancels 'DC's Strange Adventures' Development; 'Green Lantern' Still In Development

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Writer and director Kevin Smith revealed on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that the HBO Max project, DC's Strange Adventures had been axed following the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.

Both Strange Adventures and a Green-Lantern-inspired series were given the green light for development in 2019.  Green Lantern is still on track for development.

Smith, who was going to direct and co-write an episode for the series said the episode was to have revolved around Bizarro and Jimmy Olsen.


“[Axing Strange Adventures] kind of made sense to me — nobody necessarily knows these characters, and it sounded like an expensive show,” Smith said on the podcast.

Strange Adventures shares its name with a classic DC Comics series that premiered in 1950 and broke new ground as the first science-fiction anthology title from the venerable publisher of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman. The easy days of the series were dominated by vivid but outlandish fare with B-movie concepts (Challenge of the Gorilla Genius, The Man with the Comet Head, The Skyscraper That Came to Life). Still, the series eventually introduced a gallery of sci-fi adventure heroes (Space Ranger, Star Hawkins, and the Atomic Knights).  The publishing history of Strange Adventures took a sharp turn after 200 monthly issues when it became more of a supernatural mystery-based franchise. Those 1960 issues included one of the most compelling DC characters of that era with the forlorn Deadman, the Neal Adams-created spectral hero who cannot be seen or heard but can possess the bodies of the living.

Source: Deadline

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