After teasing information throughout the year, DC Entertainment has finally revealed when fans will get their hands on “DC Universe” streaming service — and the launch is right around the corner.
Announced during a live-stream event previewing the many facets of the service, the company revealed that DC Universe would officially muscle into the space dominated by Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Marvel Unlimited on Saturday, Sept. 15. Subscriptions go for $7.99 a month or $74.99 a year, and sufficiently hyped viewers that pre-order an annual membership before launch will earn three free months. DC Universe is expected to launch on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and in web and mobile web versions. At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, a DC Entertainment representative told Polygon that the service will be available on even more platforms — like game consoles — in 2019.
DC Universe blends all sides of the company’s business: subscribers will be able to read a regularly updated, curated backlog of DC comics; stream classic movies and TV shows based on the DC properties (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman rewatch time!); catch DC Daily, the comic company’s answer to The Star Wars Show; and tune in to the original programming DC’s producing specifically for the platform, including a Doom Patrol series, a Swamp Thing show produced by James Wan, a Stargirl series, a third season of Young Justice, and the flagship property, Titans.
Just before this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, DC Universe dropped the first trailer for Titans, stirring the pot with a dark gritty vision and Robin dropping the endlessly quotable “F*** Batman” line. Without a launch date, it was unclear when we’d see more of Titans, but now we know that, too: The reimagining of the Teen Titans, from Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti, premieres on Friday, Oct. 12. Episodes of Titans will premiere weekly, and the first season will be 12 episodes long.
By Matt Patches