One of the most hotly anticipated things on the radar of many a genre fan is Warner Brothers’ upcoming DC Universe streaming service. And now, Warners and DC Entertainment have revealed a whole host of new information about their on-demand service.
Set to launch this August, DC Universe will offer members all-new original live-action and animated shows, classic TV efforts and movies from yesteryear, digital comics, a DC Comics encyclopaedia, the latest DC news, and access to exclusive DC merchandise. There will also be a rewards system in place, not to mention the ability to connect with other members of the DC Universe community.
To give fans a glimpse of what will be on offer with DC Universe, the following trailer has been released:
On this service, Warner Brothers’ Craig Hunegs, “Developing new ways for consumers to access some of our most popular and iconic brands and franchises as well as exclusive new content whenever they want, on the devices they choose, is one of our studio’s top priorities. The DC Universe platform gives fans a place to tailor their experience and build a direct relationship with DC in a way they never could before.”
The legendary Jim Lee – who now serves as CCO of DC Entertainment – added, “DC Universe is so much more than a streaming service. It’s a welcoming place for everyone to immerse themselves in their own level of DC fandom, with the epic characters, stories, and experiences they have come to expect from DC. We are investing in and creating original, high-quality shows including the new Titans series, and curating the most beloved nostalgic content, while at the same time elevating the comic reading experience to new heights. Nothing this robust has ever been offered to fans before.”
As alluded to by Lee, Titans is one of the new shows that many are hugely excited by. But that live-action Teen Titans-driven show is just one of several new series on the way for DC Universe. In addition to Titans, there’s the live-action Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, and animated Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn heading exclusively to the streaming service.
The official word on these shows reads:
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder, they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC Universe.
Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Young Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young superheroes — plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC Universe, the season focuses on meta-trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths.
Harley Quinn follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom.
In addition to these shows, some of the classic content to be included on DC Universe will include Batman: The Animated Series and the Linda Carter-starring Wonder Woman series, not to mention Christopher Reeve’s four Superman movies and animated features such as Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Green Lantern: First Flight.
You can actually sign up already for the chance to gain beta access to DC Universe – simply click here.
DC Universe is shaping up to be something truly special, and we absolutely cannot wait to check this service out this coming August.