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HBO/DC Speculation

Green Lantern and Strange Adventures are confirmed for HBO Max. New shows will continually be added to the HBO Max programming slate. 

Books under the now defunct Vertigo banner are good candidates for TV adaptations. Many of the issues listed below have been announced as optioned but without much further detail as to where they are in production or which platform they're intended to air on.

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  • Team-up of Django and Zorro
  • Co-published by DC and Dynamite
  • [June 2019 - announced that Quentin Tarantino and Jerrod Carmichael will co-write the screenplay based off of this series]
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  • 1st team appearance of the Trench, a group of piranha-like, flesh-eating sea creatures
  • *James Wan's Trench horror film could be produced for HBO Max
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  • 1st appearance of Niobe, a young girl on a quest to save the fantasy world of Asunda
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  • 1st issue that introduces the dark fantasy world of Asunda
  • [March 2019 - in-development for HBO]
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Adam Strange
  • 1st appearance of Alanna, daughter of Sardath
  • 1st appearance of Sardath, a scientist from Rann who created Zeta-Beams
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  • A young woman wields a bewitched Viking axe against four criminals whose decapitated heads speak to her and continue to endanger the life of the one she loves
  • *similar to the Millarworld deal with Netflix, it is logical for Warner to secure a multimedia deal with Joe Hill under the Hill House imprint for HBO Max
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  • In the Old West, a diabolical vampire named Skinner Sweet is a new breed of vampire who hunts in the daylight as well as by night
  • Won the 2011 Harvey and Eisner awards for "Best New Series"
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  • 1st appearance of Maika
  • [October 2019 - in-development for HBO Max, with writer/producer Janet Lin - later the exclusive article was retracted for reasons unknown - details likely to be revealed soon]
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  • 1st appearance of King Mob, Ragged Robin, Boy, Lord Fanny and Jack Frost
  • [November 2018 - Morrison and Universal Cable Productions adapting for TV]
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  • 1st appearance of Spider Jerusalem
  • *optioned but will not be announced until late in the year
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  • Series created by Jason Aaron about organized crime on an Indian Reservation
  • * its only a matter of time before this gets picked up
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  • Premiere issue of an ongoing series about a young man with deer-like features who must make a dangerous journey to a place of refuge while being hunted
  • [September 2019 - Robert Downey Jr’s production company finished filming the pilot, more news to follow]
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  • A 12 issue series written by Tom King who drew from his military experience in Iraq to deliver a dramatic detective story and character study
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  • 1st appearance of Dizzy Cordova
  • 1st appearance of Agent Graves
  • [February 2019 - a press release refers to an upcoming TV series]
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  • Fictional series about people who have survived paranormal experiences
  • [November 2018 - optioned by the CW]
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  • Story about an American Civil War set in the future
  • [October 2019 - Ava DuVernay to direct a pilot episode for HBO]
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  • Written by Brian Michael Bendis
  • [June 2019 - Bendis announced the TV rights have been sold to this property but remained quiet on all other details]
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  • A woman leads an American Revolution after being pushed to her limit
  • [August 2018 - in-development for Cinemax, sister company to HBO]
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  • Premiere issue a new series written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Michael Gaydos about a tattoo artist who is also an assassin
  • *Bendis confirmed that Pearl has been acquired for a TV series but was quiet on any further details
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  • 1st team appearance of Justice League Dark: Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman and Zatanna
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Zatanna
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  • 1st appearance of Lobo