Cable cutters are getting exactly what they asked for -- à la carte television. DC is the latest to join HBO, WWE, ESPN, Disney, CBS and more in launching its own streaming service. The comic book giant announced today DC Universe, "a first-of-its kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else." Subscribers will get access to all-new live-action and animated series, classic TV and films and a curated selection of digital comics, according to the press release.
The trailer, posted above, shows films like Batman Returns and the original Superman franchise, television series like Wonder Woman, and original series such as Young Justice Outsiders and Doom Patrol.
The Wonder Woman series will be available for the first time in HD. The service will also include the first two seasons of Batman: The Animated Series, animated movies like Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Green Lantern: First Flight, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, news and access to exclusive merchandise.DC Universe will be available in the US for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Fans can sign up now at dcuniverse.com for an opportunity for beta access. Pricing is unknown at this time.
Here's a list of original content that will be available on the service:
- 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.
- Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder they're called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.
- Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
- Young Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC's most iconic young superheroes - plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC universe, the season focuses on meta–trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super–powered youths.
- Harley Quinn follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom.