HBO Max launches today and for DC fans that means there will now be two streaming services where they can enjoy comics-inspired film and television entertainment — including originals. Most notably for HBO Max, a Green Lantern series is in the works from producer Greg Berlanti who is well-known to DC fans as being the producer behind The CW’s popular Arrowverse. However, while Berlanti is behind both the upcoming Green Lantern series and fan-favorites such as The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman, fans of HBO Max’s DC Originals can expect one major difference between the offerings: the budget. HBO Max’s DC shows will have a much bigger budget than their The CW cousins.
According to HBO Max executive Kevin Reilly, the HBO Max’s original DC content will have production values akin to what one might expect from feature films, something that makes them a “step up” from what fans experience with The CW.
“Greg [Berlanti, who is producing a Green Lantern series for Max] has done a lot of really quality DC fare for The CW,” Reilly said. “These will not be that. These will be next step up in production value. You can expect the highest level of cinematic production values on those shows, and that’s the same for the projects we’ve announced with J.J. [Abrams].”