Massive news in the DC Comics universe, as a new direct-to-consumer digital service has been announced. It will launch in 2018 with a live-action Teen Titans TV series and season 3 of Young Justice. We discuss that plus Wonder Woman, the potential writer’s strike, and Powerless.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment announce new DC digital service that will feature a new live action Titans show and Young Justice Season 3 – Deadline
- Has been in development for “several months”
- “The DC-branded platform is expected to offer more than a traditional OTT service; it is designed as an immersive experience with fan interaction and will encompass comics as well as TV series.”
- No mention of movies
- No mention of cost (CBS All Access is $5.99 for limited commercial plan, $9.99 commercial free)jess
- Original content?
Live Action Titans series
- Executive producers are Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter
- To be written by Goldsman, Johns, and Berlanti
- “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.”
- Johns also seemingly confirms Beast Boy on Twitter
- Goldsman (screenwriter for Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, won an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind) developed a pilot for TNT in 2014
- In an existing universe?
- Twitter question from @JessieW72838902 – “With the announcement of a live action Titians television series can we still get a Titans or Young Justice film in the DCEU?”
Season 3 of Young Justice to be titled Young Justice Outsiders
- “In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage superheroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of superpowers, super villains and super secrets. 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.”
Wonder Woman greeting trailer has been rated – British Board of Film Classification
- 57 seconds in length
Writers Guild votes to give authority to strike – Variety
- Does not mean a strike will definitely happen, but could if a deal isn’t reached by May 2
- Negotiations continue this week
Powerless has been pulled from NBC’s schedule – Spoiler TV
- 3 episodes remaining, including Adam West guest spot
- EP Patrick Schumacker on Twitter – Believes episode will air digitally if nothing else, but he isn’t aware of any final decisions.
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