We finally have details on DC's upcoming streaming service. It's been a long time coming, but we're pleased to announce the service will be launching on September 15 (Batman Day!). DC Universe costs $7.99 monthly, or an annual membership of $74.99 per year. On the platform, viewers will be able to stream from two devices at once and purchase new comics directly. It offers access to original animated and live-action shows in addition to thousands of digital comic books, an encyclopedia, fan forums, news, and an archive of old shows and movies. New original series are expected to drop every Friday. However, international availability is still uncertain.
The premiere date for the live-action Titans series — one of the new shows that will be available on the platform — is October 12, following its October 3 world premiere at New York Comic Con. That means less than a month after the service drops, fans will have a new DC TV series to binge, and I'm so hyped about the future of the studio. In addition to Titans, fans can look forward to a live-action Stargirl (helmed by the former President and CCO of DC, Geoff Johns), Doom Patrol, and Young Justice: Outsiders, which will premiere in 2019.
Fans can also expect access to 1970’s Wonder Woman in full HD, Batman: The Animated Series, all nine seasons of Super Friends, Birds of Prey, the 2003 Teen Titans cartoon, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Batman Beyond, and Justice League: the Animated Series.
Unfortunately, The CW's DC shows — Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl — will not be on the platform. The network's shows will remain on its website and Netflix due to existing deals.
One of DC Universe's most exciting offerings is the new DC Daily Show — a talk show hosted every weekday by stars like John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn on Arrow), Harley Quinn Smith, and Samm Levine. The show will cover all the latest in comics, TV, and film. In addition to Barrowman, Smith, and Levine, Sam Humphries (Harley Quinn) will contribute. They'll be joined by Hector Navarro, (host of the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel), Clarke Wolfe (correspondent for Nerdist, Collider, and Syfy), Brian Tong (known for his video segments covering geek culture), Markeia McCarty (actress, improviser, journalist and host of DC Movie News) and John Kourounis (WB on-air personality and actor).
DC Universe seems to be the future of DC Entertainment. As a DC fan, I don't think I can miss out on an opportunity to get even closer to the universe I love.
Will you be signing up?