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5 Fast Facts You Should Know About DC's New Streaming Service

Yesterday DC finally announced more details on its upcoming streaming service. Here's everything we know so far.

1. DC Universe

The name of the streaming service is called "DC Universe". Not to be confused with the cinematic universe.

It's described by DC as "a first-of-its-kind, immersive digital experience designed just for DC fans. One of the many incredible things your membership will include is unlimited access to the following exclusive original series".

They haven't clarified exactly what an "immersive digital experience" means.

2. Young Justice: Outsiders

This 26 episode animated series is a follow-up to the popular Nickelodeon show that ran for two seasons. The series follows the young superheroes Static, Kid Flash (Bart Allen), Robin, Wonder Girl, Spoiler, Blue Beetle, Thirteen, Arrowette, Arsenal, Beast Boy, Artemis, Dick Grayson, Superboy and Black Lightning. 

Producer Greg Weisman said the series will be aimed at an older audience thanks to fewer restrictions on DC’s streaming service.

3. Swamp Thing

The live-action 'Swamp Thing' show will premiere on DC Universe in 2019. It's based on the long-running comic book character who lives in the swamp and after an accident is made out of vegetation.

The one-hour drama has landed a script-to-series order from the newly named DC-branded streaming service.

The show will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood hometown to investigate a "deadly swamp-borne virus". Once in Louisiana,  she falls in love with Alec Holland, a fellow scientist. Then tragedy strikes and he appears to die.

Abby soon realizes that the swamp holds "mystical secrets" which is attracting "powerful outside forces hoping to tap into their mysterious properties". She also discovers that Alec may not be dead after all. 

“Swamp Thing” will be written by Mark Verheiden (“Ash vs. Evil Dead,” “Daredevil”, “Battlestar Galactica”) and Gary Dauberman (“It,” “Annabelle”), who will also serve as executive producers along with James Wan and Michael Clear. Rob Hackett is attached as co-producer.

4. Titans

"Titans" is a live-action adaptation of the comic book team Teen Titans. The official synopsis is "Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. 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."

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites (Dick Grayson/Robin), Teagan Croft (Raven), Anna Diop (Starfire/Koriand'r), Lindsey Gort (Amy Rohrbach), Minka Kelly (Dawn Granger/Dove), Ryan Potter (Beast Boy), Alan Ritchson (Hank Hall/Hawk), April Bowlby (Elasti-Girl), Jake Michaels (Cliff Steele), Seamus Dever, Bruno Bichir, and Dwain Murphy (Negative Man).

5. Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn will be a 26-episode animated series following the popular companion of the Joker. DC hasn't stated when it's being released.

The show follows Harley as she breaks up with "Mr. J" and sets out to become the criminal "queenpin" of Gotham City. Several heroes and villains from Batman's career like Poison Ivy are supposed to show up. andThe series is described as an adult animated action-comedy.

There's no word on how much the service will cost and when it's launching. We'll soon find out more and keep you updated.

What do you think of the streaming service?

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