Green Lantern: The Animated Series is a computer-animated television series based on DC Comics' superhero Green Lantern. The series is currently airing on Cartoon Network, as part of their "DC Nation" television block. A one hour sneak peek aired on November 11, 2011 with the official premiere of the series airing on March 3, 2012, with a new episode airing every week since then. A special screening of the first episode was shown at New York Comic Con 2011 on October 15, 2011. The series was the the first independent television series based on Green Lantern, not having the Green Lanterns making only guest appearances or share plot with other different superheroes.
A total of 26 episodes have been ordered for the first season that will consists of two 13 episode-long story arcs.
Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of Time Warner's Turner Networks unit, originally announced that Green Lantern: The Animated Series would be a part of Cartoon Network's original programming. A preview of the show was featured at the 2010 New York Comic Con featuring test footage, characters/story description, and art work. Bruce Timm, who produced the entire DC Animated Universe, also announced at the Con that he'd be producing the show. 26 episodes had been ordered for the first season. At the time of the New York Comic Con thirteen had already been planned, and five had already been recorded. The series first television series Bruce Timm using CG animation and Green Lantern: The Animated Series is the first time the character of Green Lantern has been rendered in CG. The producers of the show confirmed that it was asked that the character Sinestro not be used. Along with that, the producer stated that if the show was a success, other Green Lanterns from the comics, like Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner might appear in the series.