DC may be having a bit of trouble getting things going on the theatrical front, but they’ve been doing a solid job on the television front. Gotham may not be the best show to hit Fox, but it’s done well enough to warrant multiple seasons. Plus, one can’t argue with the success of Greg Berlanti’s shared universe of superheroes on the CW.
It looks like DC will be adding new TV properties to the digital space. According to Deadline, Warner Bros is getting ready to launch a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018. The platform “is designed as an immersive experience with fan interaction and will encompass comics as well as TV series.”
Even better, it will debut with two big original TV series. The first will be a live-action adaptation of the Teen Titans comic, and it will be titled Titans. What’s more, Greg Berlanti will be behind it, along with the likes of Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman, and DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns, all of whom will serve as executive producers on the show.
“In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.”
In addition to Titans, the platform will also be getting a revival of the cult animated series Young Justice, and it will be titled Young Justice: Outsiders.
“In the new season, the team faces its greatest challenge as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy.”
There are no other specifics regarding the digital service from DC, but as CBS seems to be relying on the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery to help sell CBS All Access, you can bet DC will try and do the same with these two shows. And so continues the splintering of digital services. Very soon, it’ll cost just as much as cable to get all the programming you want — except this time without the excess channels.
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