DC Universe Beta

You can now register for August beta access to DC Universe, the superhero-packed subscription streaming service from Warner Brothers Television and DC Entertainment that’s slated to launch in the fall.

To register, visit dcuniverse.com/coming-soon, scroll down the page, enter your email address, and hit submit.

At launch, DC Universe will offer classic movies and TV series. Expect the four original Superman films starring Christopher Reeve, Wonder Woman in both her TV (Lynda Carter) and animated movie versions, the first two seasons of Batman: The Animated Series, and the animated movies Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Green Lantern: First Flight.

Robin in ‘Teen Titans’

Later this year, the service’s first original series, Titans, will launch. Titans follows Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Rachel Roth/Raven (Teagan Croft), Starfire (Anna Diop) and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) in a 13-episode live-action version of DC’s Teen Titans franchise.

Two other live-action series are set for 2019: Doom Patrol, featuring outcast superheroes Robotman (Jake Michaels), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy) and Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby); and Swamp Thing, previously a 1982 movie starring Adrienne Barbeau and then an early ‘90s TV series. With The Shape of Water recently winning the Best Picture Oscar, perhaps the time couldn’t be better to reboot the tale of a woman discovering a creature living in the Louisiana swamp.

On the animation side, 2019 will bring: Harley Quinn, a comedy about the Joker’s ex-girlfriend as she joins up with Poison Ivy and others to earn a seat on the Legion of the Doom; and Young Justice: Outsiders, in which the show’s young superheroes will focus on meta–trafficking and an intergalactic arms race. This is actually the third season for the Young Justice series, which originally ran on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2013.

In addition to movies and TV series, DC Universe subscribers will also get access to thousands of comic books from DC’s long history, including Superman’s debut in the first Action Comics (1938) and Batman’s intro in Detective Comics #27 (1939). For tie-ins to the new TV series, Swamp Thing (2011) and Harley Quinn (2013) will be among the offerings.

DC Universe will be available at DCUniverse.com, and on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. Pricing has not been announced.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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