The newest entry in the DC Animated Universe, Green Lantern: The Animated Series is coming to Cartoon Network this Friday. And with that in mind, we’ve got a clip from the very first episode, featuring actor Josh Keaton (Marvel Superhero Squad, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths as the voice of the ring-slinging space cop, Hal Jordan. From the synopsis below and the media that’s been released so far about the series, it sounds like the series is going all the way with Lantern mythology, particularly the warring color spectrum. No word on whether the Red Lanterns will retain their corrosive blood vomit powers.
Here’s the synopsis from the premiere episode:
In the first part of the two-part series premiere episode, ace test pilot Hal Jordan (voiced by JOSH KEATON), who leads a secret life as Earth’s guardian Green Lantern, is called back to Oa. Searching for the culprits behind a series of Green Lantern deaths in “Frontier Space”, Hal and his gruff fellow Green Lantern Kilowog (voiced by KEVIN MICHAEL RICHARDSON) “commandeer” The Interceptor, a prototype spaceship powered by pure Green Lantern energy and an advanced artificial intelligence system that Hal names Aya (voiced by GREY DeLISLE).
In the second half of the two-part series premiere episode, Hal and Kilowog discover that a group of Red Lanterns, including the conflicted Razer (voiced by JASON SPISAK) and the vile Zilius Zox (voiced by TOM KENNY) have been targeting and eliminating Green Lanterns in Frontier Space. Along with the help from a surviving Frontier Space Green Lantern Shyir Rev (voiced by KURTWOOD SMITH), Hal and Kilowog must stop the Red Lantern leader Atrocitus (voiced by JONATHAN ADAMS) from destroying Shyir’s home planet of Colony 12.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series premieres Friday, November 11th at 7 PM ESTon Cartoon Network.