The DC Comics streaming service is almost here. DC gave fans a first look of its streaming platform, and reviews suggest that it is amazing.
The Future Of Streaming
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment announced last year that they were partnering to launch the platform, which will include both animated and live-action series.
DC Universe now has a name and a high-profile spot on the DC Comics website, meaning launching date may be soon.
"[The] first-of-its kind, immersive digital experience designed just for DC fans," describes the landing page for the platform, which will provide fans with exclusive access to original series.
The Cream Of The Crop
Most notably, several shows have already been announced, including the animated Young Justice: Outsiders, the hugely anticipated live-action adaptation of DC's Titans comics, and a Harley Quinn animated series, focusing on everyone's favorite trouble-maker.
Greg Berlanti, of Arrow and The Flash, will write and produce the Titans series alongside Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek Discovery). The show, which will headline the service, follows Dick Grayson as he heads a new band of superheroes including Starfire and Raven among others.
Young Justice: Outsiders, meanwhile, will focus on heroes fight against meta-human trafficking, as well as a burgeoning arms race affecting the entire galaxy.
The Harley Quinn show is expected to be an adult-oriented animated series, comprising of 26 half-hour episodes in its first season. The story sees Harley on a quest to become the queen of crime in Gotham. Margot Robbie is rumored to be voicing the character, reprising her role from Suicide Squad.
Everyone's Favorite Swamp Dweller
A live-action Swamp Thing series is also coming to the service. Based on the popular comics, by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the one-hour series is set to be a drama.
Mark Verheiden, who worked on Daredevil and Ash vs. Evil Dead, and Gary Dauberman, who penned last year's world-conquering film adaptation of Stephen King's IT scripted the series. The drama has been given a script-to-series order. James Wan, director of the upcoming Aquaman spinoff, will executive produce.
The drama series will follow CDC researcher Abby Arcane, who returns home to Louisiana to investigate a deadly virus originating in a swamp. After bonding with a fellow scientist and losing him just as quick, Arcane finds herself at the mercy of terrifying outside forces, only to discover the swamp may have mystical powers of its own.
Swamp Thing first appeared in the seventies and eighties. Several big-name writers have taken on the character over the years, including Alan Moore. It's been adapted several times, including as a 1982 Wes Craven vehicle. If it goes to series, it would be a major draw to the new platform.
The DC Universe doesn't have a launch date as of yet, but Titans is expected to drop sometime this year, followed by Swamp Thing in 2019. The subscription price is yet to be revealed.