An email from DC Entertainment released the name of it’s over-the-top subscription service, but how much longer are we waiting for it?
Last year, DC Comics announced that they would launch a new STREAMING SERVICE for its content, and now it finally has a name! We don’t really have any more information about DC UNIVERSE, other than the new series that will be featured. No launch date, no subscription price. But hey, at least we know what to call it now.
The email from DC Entertainment called DC UNIVERSE “a first-of-its kind, immersive digital experience designed just for DC fans.” Included in whatever subscription model will be announced are four new series – two animated and two live action. We already knew about three of them. The headliner is the new TITANS series, starring Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson. The series is slated to also feature the DOOM PATROL, which would probably the offbeat team’s first live-action appearance. When it was announced last year, TITANS was said to be debuting sometime in 2018, which means the streaming service should be off the ground within the next 8 months.
The other two previously-announced shows are a third season of the popular YOUNG JUSTICE cartoon, subtitled “Outsiders;” and a new animated series starring HARLEY QUINN. Just what we needed, another version of the character.
A new live-action series featuring SWAMP THING was also announced today, giving the character another live action appearance after a 1982 movie and an early-1990s TV series. James Wan, the director of the upcoming AQUAMAN film, is set to executive produce the show. Swamp Thing focuses on scientist Alec Holland who is reborn after death as the protector of The Green. Created by LEN WEIN and Bernie Wrightson in 1971, Swamp Thing rose to popularity under the pen of Alan Moore. The character became a staple of the publisher’s VERTIGO line in the 1990s and 2000s before being brought back under the umbrella of the DC Universe with the NEW 52 in 2011.
Hopefully we’ll get more specifics about the service soon, but today’s announcement is a pretty good appetizer for what’s on the way later this year.