There’s been a lot of talk about big movie studios trying to set up their own streaming services, but the majority of them won’t be ready until at least 2019. It looks like Warner Bros is first out of the gate with the imminent introduction of DC Universe, a constant pay-to-watch stream of all media with the DC brand.
This includes not just movies and TV shows but large selections from DC’s past comics catalog, a talk show called DC Daily and merchandise giveaway contests. Several original shows are planned for the channel, including a third season of Young Justice, a gritty IN YOUR FACE RARRR version of Titans, and in the future, shows based around Harley Quinn, Doom Patrol, Stargirl and other properties.
NONE of those new shows will be ready at the time of launch. Titans will premiere first, but not until October 12, and it’s sounding like like we won’t get Young Justice until next year. So what can you do with the service as it is? Watch reruns, basically. You decide if that’s worth $7.99 a month.
The first episode of DC Daily was posted to YouTube today, and it’s hosted by Kevin Smith. The kind of guy who would name his baby girl Harley must be in fanboy heaven right now, but he’s not the permanent host… Tiffany Smith (no relation) and Hector Navarro will be replacing him in the stream version.