New DC Streaming Service is Launching With 'Young Justice' and 'Titans'

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 8:45PM
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 8:45PM
New DC Streaming Service is Launching With 'Young Justice' and 'Titans'
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There are several DC shows out there, but some have never gotten off the ground - namely, the long-awaited season 3 of Young Justice and a live-action Teen Titans show that TNT shut down last year. But rather than keep pushing the shows onto networks, DC has finally decided to just show them in-house.

According to a press release, DC and Warner Bros. are launching a new "DC-branded digital service" sometime in 2018, which basically means they'll have their own streaming site. Promising to deliver an "immersive experience designed just for DC fans" (whatever that means), the real news is the two flagship titles it's launching with, Young Justice: Outsiders and Titans.

Young Justice was originally a Cartoon Network show that ran from 2011 to 2013, which had a dedicated following before the plug was pulled after season 2. It was a mature cartoon that was seen as a spiritual successor to DC's older cartoons like Justice League: Unlimited, so fans were pushing for a revival almost immediately after it was cancelled. The official synopsis for the new follow-up Young Justice: Outsiders doesn't specifically bring up the cliffhanger from last season's finale, but that'd be a tough one to just ignore, so there's probably nothing to worry about:

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"In "Young Justice: Outsiders," the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. In the highly anticipated new season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy."
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On the other hand, Titans will be a live-action superhero show focusing on most of the classic Teen Titans characters, which should be less ridiculous than the cutesy Teen Titans Go! cartoon. So far, the only confirmed characters are Robin (that's the Dick Grayson version), Starfire and Raven, but folks like Beast Boy are probably on the way. The upcoming animated movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is replacing Cyborg with Blue Beetle (since Cyborg was promoted into the Justice League), so the new show might do something similar.

While it was unexpected, it absolutely makes sense that DC is starting their own streaming service. As much as people think there are too many of them nowadays, that's probably going to be the future of TV: instead of paying for channels, you'll have to pick and choose which streaming services you want. Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Prime will probably remain the online juggernauts, but with TV channels launching their own services like Starz and CBS All Access, and independent ones like Seeso and Comic-Con HQ popping up, there will only be more streaming websites.

But only DC's will have two different shows starring Robin.

Via: Deadline
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