We’ve known for over a year that DC Comics and their parent company Warner Bros would be launching their own digital streaming service, and now we finally know some information about it. The new service will officially be going by the name DC Universe, and DC has now launched a new website giving us the first details, as well as a look at the logos for each of the inaugural shows, which you can check out here.
According to the site, “DC Universe is a first-of-its-kind, immersive digital experience designed just for DC fans. One of the many incredible things membership will include is unlimited access to the following exclusive original series.” Below is the first official logo for the new platform.
So what exactly are those original series? So far, only three have been announced—one live-action, and two animated. Here’s what we know about each of these series so far.
The live-action Titans series has been much anticipated by fans. It’s produced by Greg Berlanti, the man who gave us the five DC-based shows on the CW, and also has heavy involvement from DC COO (and former Teen Titans writer) Geoff Johns. Based on The New Teen Titans era of DC’s extremely popular super-team, this show will contain the first live-action version of Dick Grayson in the modern era, and will cover his transition from Robin to Nightwing.
Early photos released of Robin and team members Hawk & Dove looked great, getting fans super excited. However, more recently leaked photos of team members Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire looked straight out of Party City, and have made fans very worried about the quality of this production. Here’s hoping that DC Universe can pull this one out.
Young Justice: Outsiders
Young Justice, Though it ran for only two seasons on Cartoon Network, Young Justice ranks as one of the most beloved animated shows ever based on a DC Comics series. Fans never stopped clamoring for more episodes of the show, even years after it was canceled. Now, the dreams of millions of Young Justice fans have come true, as an all-new season of the show, with the subtitle Outsiders, is coming to DC Universe.
This season will include many old favorites, as well as bring in several new members like Spoiler and Static Shock. The return of Young Justice alone will no doubt get many fans subscribing to this service. Twenty-six episodes will be produced by original series creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.
We know the least about this one, which is the most recently announced project of the bunch. This Harley Quinn animated series is set to be more “adult” than her more recent animated appearances, and the hope was to get Margot Robbie to do the voice for the character, although those plans may have changed. The new series is said to be only loosely inspired by the current comics, where Harley has cut ties with the Joker and is causing trouble in Gotham City alongside her BFF Poison Ivy and other well known DC Comics characters. Twenty-six episodes were initially announced for this one as well.
No word yet on other shows the DC service plans to launch, but they will have an entire generation’s money if they somehow also revive Bruce Timm’s classic Justice League Unlimited, or any of the DC Animated Universe shows.
Are these shows enough to get you to pony up your hard earned cash for yet another streaming service? Be sure to let us know down below in the comments.
Images: DC Comics / Warner Bros.
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