DC Entertainment will launch its own superhero-stuffed streaming service very soon, and today we have some fresh details to share on exactly what this new online platform will entail. Sadly, we’ve also learned that this emergent online portal for DC fans will launch in the USA before anywhere else.
The streaming service appears to be entitled DC Universe, and it will be launched for beta testing in August 2018. A wider launch is expected to follow in the autumn, although there’s no word yet on when people outside the USA will be allowed to sign up.
Plenty of classic DC content will be going onto the platform, including all four Christopher Reeve Superman movies, the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman series and the cult classic Batman: The Animated Series. The animated movies Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Green Lantern: First Flight, and Wonder Woman will also be hosted on the DC Universe platform.
Original live action series produced exclusively for the DC Universe platform include Titans, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, and there will also be original animated series entitled Harley Quinn and Young Justice.
All of this and more was revealed in this exciting launch trailer, which also promises that members will have access to must-read comics, exclusive origin stories and merch:
DC also shared this first-look image of Brenton Thwaites as Robin, in a promo picture from the Titans series:
The synopsis for Titans, which is expected to be the first original live-action series to debut exclusively on DC Universe, has been doing the rounds as well:
“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.”
People in the USA can head over to the DC Universe website now to sign up for beta access to the platform, although it isn’t clear as of yet what the cost of membership will be. Also, if you visit that site from the UK and try to sign up, a message pops up and says this:
“Sorry, this service is only available in the US. We’ll announce when it is available in your region.”
This new streaming service certainly looks cool, and it would be nice for British fans to be able to be part of it. Alas, for now, we can’t be, but in time that will hopefully change.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.