Rumors have been flying for a while that Young Justice, one of DC’s more beloved animated series, would finally be making a return. And it is, indeed, back, but if you want to see it, you’ll have to be ready to join a new streaming service.
DC has announced today that it’ll be launching a DC-only streaming service anchored, fascinatingly, by two long-rumored TV shows. The first is the return of Young Justice, which was widely considered to be a Netflix bid. The second, however, is even more attention-getting: The long-rumored live-action Titans series. Originally a TNT series before that network passed. At the time, Geoff Johns hinted cryptically that they had “plans” for Titans, and now it seems we know what they are.
The show also seems largely unchanged from the original idea, if the description from DC’s press release is any indication:
In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. “Titans” is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
Unsurprisingly Greg Berlanti, who also produces every DC show on the CW and Riverdale on top of that is producing Titans. Surprisingly, Akiva Goldsman, widely reviled for his work on Batman & Robin among DC fans, will also be involved in the series. Yeah, the guy who wrote these:
The main question, of course, is how DC will do in the nascent streaming wars that seem to be adding new fronts every day. It’s also unusual because the seeming centerpiece of such a service, the CW shows, will be unavailable, as their rights go to Netflix. Everybody seems to want a piece of the Netflix pie, and the question stands as to whether streaming fans will pick up so many services. We’ll find out in 2018.
(via DC Comics)