DC’s Streaming Service Finally Gets A Name: DC Universe; Swamp Thing To Join Streaming Platform’s Slate
by Erik Amaya
The term “DC Universe” has meant a number of things over the years: a collection of comic books, a series of interconnected fictional realities, and even a film world or two. But it will now serves as the name of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s previously unnamed streaming service.
As announced earlier today, DC Universe will be a “first-of-its kind, immersive digital experience designed just for DC fans,” according to the DC Comics official site. Offerings will include Titans, the live action series we’ve covered the development of here on Comicon; a third season of the animated Young Justice, dubbed Young Justice: Outsiders; and an animated Harley Quinn series.
TVLine adds that a James Wan-produced Swamp Thing series is in development for the platform. Battlestar Galactica‘s Mark Verheiden and It‘s Gary Dauberman will write the pilot based on the character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The one-hour series will focus on Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana; where she learns of the mystical forces in the swamp and discovers her lost love Alec Holland may not be so lost after all. Like Titans, it has a direct-to-series commitment should the script prove successful.
The site also reports the previously announced Metropolis — which was rumored to be scrapped — is currently being redeveloped and will join the services at a later date.
Other key details, like pricing, non-TV elements of the “immersive digital experience,” and the launch date, are currently unknown. But the service is expected to debut later this year with Titans and Young Justice: Outsiders as its first offerings.