DC Universe Streaming Service Announces Launch on Batman Day
Did you flash the Bat-Signal? Someone must have, 'cause DC is coming to rescue the streaming world on Batman Day.
DC Universe is the new subscription streaming platform hosting original series, a daily talk show, digital DC comics, and a backlog library of DC TV shows and films.
DCUniverse.com just announced that it will officially launch on September 15, aka Batman Day.
The service will cost $7.99 a month or -- if you want to save a few bucks -- $74.99 for a full year.
While the service will start September 15, the first original scripted series to arrive will be "Titans," which premieres October 12. Episodes will be released weekly for 12 weeks. (You must've seen the trailer, where Robin says "f*ck Batman.")
On the daily side, there's a new daily show coming called "DC Daily" hosted by Kevin Smith, which "will cover news about all things DC, including original series, comics and more. Tiffany Smith will anchor DC Daily, which will also feature John Barrowman, Samm Levine, Harley Quinn Smith (Smith's daughter), Sam Humphries, Hector Navarro, Clarke Wolfe, Brian Tong, Markeia McCarty and John Kourounis."
Future original series in the works include "Doom Patrol" in 2019, plus "Swamp Thing," "Young Justice: Outsiders," "Harley Quinn," "Stargirl," and "Metropolis."
DC now joins the growing streaming world of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Acorn, Crackle, Facebook Watch, etc. They will also soon be joined by Disney's streaming service, which expects to scoop up all of the Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm titles for itself starting next year.
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