Streaming services are one of the biggest forms of entertainment in the world right now. From the big contenders like Netflix and Hulu to iTunes, Amazon, and individual streaming channels from the likes of HBO and Showtime, the use of streaming services is quickly becoming the future of entertainment, with big stars and companies moving towards these services more than classic cable television or big screen film debuts. People like the idea of paying a monthly fee to watch their favorite shows and films rather than pay large amounts to cable companies or movie theaters. That’s where the latest service comes into play, DC Universe.
DC Universe Debuts
Well legendary comic book company DC Comics has heard the call for such a form of entertainment, and has announced the official launch day of DC Universe. This service will give longtime DC fans access to classic films and shows from the DC line, as well as brand new original programming, a daily news shows and a comic book subscription service. Shows announced for the service include an animated Harley Quinn show, the live action version of Doom Patrol, a live action Swamp Thing show produced by legendary horror producer James Wan and more.
However the service’s biggest draw right now is the much buzzed about show Titans. The live action show has gotten both good and bad comments in the months since it’s first photos and trailer premiered. From an edgier, darker version of Batman’s sidekick turned hero Robin, to the show’s CGI work with character like Beast Boy and Starfire and the overall tone of the show, Teen Titans is the new service’s first foray into the world of original programming. It’s also prepared to set up the live action Doom Patrol show, which will be a spin-off of the Titans show.
Also premiering on the service will be the highly request third season of the hit animated show Young Justice. The show followed heroes like Robin, Miss Martian, Superboy and Kid Flash as they battled foes, proved themselves heroes to their mentors and uncovered secret villainous plots to manipulate the world in the villain’s favor. After the shocking ending to season 2 years ago that saw Kid Flash fade into the speed force, fans have been eager to see the show’s return. Season 3 will be titled Outsiders, and will premiere in 2019.
Titans is set to premiere at New York Comic Con on October 3rd, while it premieres on DC Universe on October 12th. The show’s first season will have 12 episodes, one releasing each week on the service. Fans can purchase a membership for either $8 a month or $75 annually. Be sure to check out the service on it’s official release day of September 15th, 2018, aka Batman Day.
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See the official trailer for Titans on DC Universe down below.