DC comics fans have something exciting to look forward to this autumn, as the new streaming service “DC Universe” will debut with the live-action series, Titans, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing.
The first of its kind, DC Universe will be the number one stop for new and exclusive DC series, including the original animated series Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn.
Currently being developed by Warner Bros. Television, Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol are both slated for release in 2019, however the live-action Titans series, starring Brenton Thwaites will premiere later this year. Warner Bros. are also developing the animated side of the streaming service, with both Harley Quinn and the third season of Young Justice also slated for a 2019 release.
Titans follows young DC heroes in a grittier take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Robin (Brenton Thwaites) and Raven (Teagan Croft) find themselves involved in a conspiracy that could result in hell on Earth, and together with their fellow young heroes, they build a team capable of fighting back.
Doom Patrol brings one of DC’s weirdest teams to life, as Robotman (Jake Michaels), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Crazy Jane (TBD) and Cyborg (TBD) are led by the mysterious Dr. Caulder (Bruno Bichir) on missions that take them to the strangest corners of the DC Universe.
Swamp Thing sees Abby Arcane investigate a deadly swamp-born virus in a small Louisiana town. Soon, she discovers that the swamp itself holds terrifying secrets, and when inexplicable horrors begin to emerge from the murky waters, it becomes clear that no one is safe.
Harley Quinn follows the adventures of DC’s harlequin diva after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own. With the help of a ragtag bunch of DC characters, Harley fights for to earn a place in the Legion of Doom.
These aren’t the only things fans can expect to see on DC Universe, as some of DC’s popular superhero films will also be available through the service, including all four original Christopher Reeve Superman films, as well as remastered TV shows like Batman: The Animated Series, and Wonder Woman with Lynda Carter, and a selection of animated flicks such as Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Green Lantern: First Flight, and Wonder Woman.
Another aspect of the digital service will be its “Watch-Read-Connect-Explore-Win-Shop” platform, featuring a library of DC comics, including vintage books that feature the introduction of Batman and Superman. Members will also be able to connect with other DC fans, and have the chance to enter sweepstakes and contests, as well as gain access to exclusive merchandise.
DC Universe will launch later this year, and you can find out more here.