The further adventures of Hal Jordan and his comrades of the Green Lantern Corps.
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Hal Jordan, a test pilot from planet Earth, is the first human being to join Green Lantern Corps, an extra galactic police force in order to keep peace and justice through the entire universe. Helped by the incredible Power Ring, the only one weapon provided by the Guardians of the Universe, an ancient and powerful extraterrestrial race and Green Lantern Corps' creators, Jordan and the Lanterns travel across planets and stars fighting evil wherever it's to protect all life-form.
|Series cast summary:|
|Josh Keaton||-||Green Lantern / - 26 episodes, 2011-2013|
|Kevin Michael Richardson||-||Kilowog / - 25 episodes, 2011-2013|
|Jason Spisak||-||Razer / - 23 episodes, 2011-2013|
|Grey Griffin||-||Aya / - 23 episodes, 2011-2013|
|Brian George||-||Appa Ali Apsa / - 13 episodes, 2011-2013|
|Tom Kenny||-||Zilius Zox / - 13 episodes, 2011-2013|
The producers were requested to specifically not cast the Sinestro Corps, the classic archenemies of the Green Lanterns, but instead showcase other Corps within the show. The show featured Red Lanterns, Star Sapphires, Blue Lanterns, the Orange Lantern and homaged the Black Lanterns; the only other Lantern colors they did not feature are the Indigo Tribe and the White Lanterns.
In proactive effort to keep the show faithful to what was going on in the comics at the time, it was decided to use the Red Lanterns as the main villains.
Razer and Aya were characters who were created exclusively for this series.
The series producer Bruce Timm was originally reluctant to use CG animation instead of traditional animation, but eventually came around making this the first CG animated television series by Bruce Timm and the first series featuring Green Lantern to be rendered using CG animation.
The show runners did have to tone down the designs for one of the Star Sapphires, but that was long before anyone knew what time the show would air. Broadcast Standard & Practices thought she was too naked.
Josh Keaton, the voice actor for Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, was virtually unfamiliar with Green Lantern and read Green Lantern: Rebirth to get an insight into Hal's backstory and motivations and based his performance on "Green Lantern: Secret Origin" after reading that story arc.
The series writer James Krieg cited the series The Rat Patrol (1966) as an influence on the show: "it's a war story, but told with four characters instead of an entire army."
The Interceptor crew members are all voiced by past "Transformers" voice actors:
- Josh Keaton (Hal Jordan) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Kilowog) were in Transformers Prime (2010)
- Grey Griffin (Aya) and Richardson were in Transformerid: Langenute kättemaks (2009) (Richardson having a minor role)
- and Jason Spisak (Razer) was in Toransufômâ: Kârobotto (2000).
Producer Giancarlo Volpe was not really familiar with the character and at the suggestion of a friend, ordered Green Lantern graphic novels written by Geoff Johns on Amazon and kind of caught up.
Cartoon Network never aired the show's full intro sequence. It's just 20 seconds long but was cut down to just 5 seconds when the show aired to make room for more commercials and the DC Nation shorts.
The series is not intended to be an origin story, due to Warner Brothers already releasing aGreen Lantern (2011) film based on the characters' origin around the time the series launched.
The writers and producers were asked not to use Sinestro very much at the time they were developing the show, because at that time his destiny wasn't completely decided in how DC wanted to play him in the future.
The show aired a one-hour sneak peek on November 11, 2011. The show officially debut on March 3rd 2012 (with the first two episode re-airing) when the show began airing on "DC Nation", Cartoon Network's weekend hour of DC comic shows. It aired every weekend at 10 a.m. and was proceeded by Young Justice (2010).
Ragnar is a character that exists in the mainstream of DC Comics, but only becomes a Red Lantern in this series.