At long last, there’s some big news when it comes to the upcoming streaming service DC Universe. The new offering, which includes original programming, as well as access to movies, TV shows, cartoons, and comics based on TV properties will launch on September 15–otherwise known as Batman Day.
At that point, the service will be released with a slew of content for members, including DC Daily–a new daily show that keeps viewers up to date on everything related to the DC Universe. It was announced during DC Daily’s first live stream, hosted by Kevin Smith, that the daily program has lined up quite an impressive roster of hosts. John Barrowman (Arrow), Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks), Tiffany Smith (DC All Access), Harley Quinn Smith (Yoga Hosers), and comic book writer Sam Humphries will share the duties.
The other major news to come out of the stream concerns the service’s first major original program, Titans. The live-action adaptation of Teen Titans will not be debuting with the launch of DC Universe. Instead, it will arrive on October 12, following an October 3 red carpet premiere at New York Comic-Con.
The premiere announcement also came with the best look yet at the show’s heroes, Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft), and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter). While it might be a far cry from some of the extremely colorful versions of the characters seen on the animated shows Teen Titans or Teen Titans Go!, there’s plenty to appreciate in how these characters are being presented.
The first season of Titans will run 12 episodes and is far from the only new show DC Universe has up its sleeve. Other upcoming live-action shows include adaptations of Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and Stargirl. Interestingly, Doom Patrol will spin-off from the first season of Titans. Additionally, the animated shows Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn are expected to debut in 2019.
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Author: Chris E. Hayner
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