Comics On TV

New DC Universe Details and Photos Released, Beta Access Sign-Up Opens

Streaming service to offer new live-action and animated series, vintage films and TV shows, classic comics, and beta access to fans.

by | June 28, 2018 | Comments

TITANS - Brenton Thwaites as Robin (DC Universe)
(Photo by DC Universe)

CLICK TO SEE FULL IMAGE

Within the pages of magazines published by DC Comics, the universe inhabited by Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League is a vast multiverse of various timelines, multitudes of characters, and some of the most beloved comic book icons of all time. And the upcoming DC Universe streaming service promises to reveal that multiverse to its fans in a whole new way.

Announcing beta access sign-up at dcuniverse.com, the service revealed today that DC Universe will be a mix of new television shows, classic filmed content like the original Superman, and a storehouse of some of DC’s greatest comic books. The service will also feature breaking news, a DC-centric encyclopedia, access to exclusive merchandise, and a community area to connect with other fans, earn rewards, and enter sweepstakes and contests.


TITANS - Brenton Thwaites as Robin (DC Universe)
(Photo by DC Universe)

CLICK TO SEE FULL IMAGE

The centerpiece, of course, will be its new television show offerings like the upcoming Titans live-action series, starring Brenton Thwaites (pictured) as Dick Grayson (aka Robin), and the 2019 additions of Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing. New animated series include a third season of Young Justice and a brand new Harley Quinn series, also due in 2019.



Here are the shows’ official descriptions:

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 (DC Universe)
(Photo by DC Universe)

CLICK TO SEE FULL IMAGE

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 Doom.

As Titans will be the only new content to be available at launch, the service will also feature some key classic DC content like the first four Superman films, The Dark Knight, and the 1940s Superman animated shorts from the Max Fleischer Studios.


DC UNIVERSE streaming service: Watch
(Photo by DC Universe)

CLICK TO SEE FULL IMAGE

On the TV side of things, the first two seasons of Batman: The Animated Series and the original Wonder Woman series will be newly remastered in High Definition – a definite boon to anyone who finds the DVDs of either show a little lacking.

Fans of animated programs like Batman Beyond or Legion of Superheroes and live-action series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Constantine and Birds of Prey will be happy to know DC Universe will provide those programs with a new streaming home. It will also features programs long-missing from streaming services like the 1950s Adventures of Superman and Superfriends.


DC UNIVERSE streaming service: Read
(Photo by DC Universe)

CLICK TO SEE FULL IMAGE

But film and television is only half of the story.

“DC Universe is so much more than a streaming service,” said Jim Lee, DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer and publisher, in a statement. “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.”

Beyond its film and television offerings, the service will also offer a “curated selection” of DC’s 80-plus year library of comic book titles. Among the thousands of stories coming to service will be the first Superman and Batman stories from Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27 and more recent Justice League and Swamp Things tales from writers like Geoff Johns and Scott Snyder.

As Lee put it, “Nothing this robust has ever been offered to fans before.”


Harley Quinn (DC Universe)
(Photo by DC Universe)

CLICK TO SEE FULL IMAGE

The service will also offer community features and chances to win specially crafted prizes. It will also be home to an “ever-expanding” DC encyclopedia of its characters, places and timelines, and, of course, offer some exclusive merchandise available to DC Universe subscribers.

The services will be available on a variety of platforms including iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and via the web when it launches this Fall. In the meantime, DC Universe will be offering a beta access experience in August to collect feedback on the platform from fans. To sign up for access, head over to dcuniverse.com for more details.

DC UNIVERSE streaming service Home Screen
(Photo by DC Universe)

CLICK TO SEE FULL IMAGE

Tag Cloud

medical drama Lucasfilm Box Office Premiere Dates WGN Disney romance Comedy Central FXX DirecTV Oscars A&E Teen BBC America Star Trek GLAAD HBO CW Seed Winners diversity CNN BBC sports Rocky Song of Ice and Fire Lionsgate Netflix adventure science fiction Writers Guild of America ABC Family Bravo The Arrangement crossover Super Bowl Watching Series Sony Pictures Pirates Action cinemax IFC TNT Creative Arts Emmys Syfy Mindy Kaling Columbia Pictures Disney Channel streaming Showtime FOX Polls and Games zombie 2017 The CW Reality Competition First Look Food Network Toys psycho thriller crime TIFF ITV 2015 zombies NBC Lifetime Set visit Summer Rock Horror DC Comics Fall TV Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt dramedy harry potter TV Land GIFs composers Universal Interview NYCC Winter TV unscripted cults Emmys Adult Swim Freeform Spike APB Schedule Shondaland History Character Guide E! finale El Rey BET period drama biography USA binge Year in Review comiccon discovery dc See It Skip It Apple American Society of Cinematographers TCM Amazon dceu Superheroes IFC Films doctor who TLC ESPN TCA Nickelodeon Thanksgiving Acorn TV SDCC 007 Musical singing competition based on movie spy thriller Musicals President political drama 24 frames YouTube Premium golden globes San Diego Comic-Con Cosplay Certified Fresh Extras Red Carpet justice league 21st Century Fox Mary Tyler Moore Star Wars Valentine's Day Ellie Kemper Video Games war Best and Worst SundanceTV USA Network CBS festivals Paramount Network Nat Geo Esquire Sundance Now SXSW Starz Photos Reality ABC OWN Logo Calendar Kids & Family transformers DC Universe Spring TV Warner Bros. GoT MTV Podcast CMT Sundance TCA 2017 serial killer travel MSNBC Marathons Fantasy AMC 2016 blaxploitation hist boxoffice X-Men technology docudrama Drama cooking RT History Christmas Marvel 20th Century Fox what to watch VH1 Walt Disney Pictures social media Comic Book TBS Grammys Biopics supernatural talk show 45 Martial Arts Tomatazos sitcom Country mutant CBS All Access Ovation Pop Masterpiece Fox News FX Music Western Britbox Pixar Paramount Sneak Peek Tumblr YouTube Red PaleyFest Ghostbusters crime drama police drama Opinion Rom-Com E3 Dark Horse Comics DC streaming service TruTV cats Comedy Awards TV politics vampires Countdown Trivia historical drama robots PBS Trailer Nominations National Geographic aliens Animation Crackle Mystery Superheroe Infographic Holidays Sci-Fi Cartoon Network ratings YA VICE crime thriller Hulu cops Election LGBTQ