Model Aweng Ade-Chuol and her new wife are also a part of the series.
Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, and a gay man, will be the focus of the series.
The project is coming about "due to the passion" of producer Robbie Rogers.
"I remain completely infatuated and in love."
The 'Love, Simon' director is also known for having co-wrote and co-produced the disastrous Ryan Reynolds-fronted film.
The 'Love, Simon' director said he wasn’t allowed to put queer performers in straight roles.
The out producer known for his many hit superhero shows will adapt the best-selling psychological thriller in a 10-episode television series.