The DC “Titans” haven’t officially had their big debut yet but Warner Bros. Television has already greenlit the series for a second season. The DC Universe subscription service is already making headlines at NYCC this week, revealing a new trailer for the live-action original series “Titans,” as well as confirming details for other highly-anticipated series.
“Titans” follows a team of coming-of-age heroes as they find belonging and purpose in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. That wasn’t the only headline to come from DC’s subscription service this week, DC also revealed a first-look trailer at the upcoming animated series Harley Quinn (2019) featuring Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory) who will voice the lead role.
As for the “Harley Quinn” series, the adult animated comedy project follows Harley’s adventures, with a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, as she tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom. The strong voice cast for Harley Quinn also includes comedic talents such as Lake Bell (In a World…, Wet Hot American Summer series, Childrens Hospital), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ron Funches (Powerless), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Wanda Sykes (Black-ish), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Natalie Morales (BoJack Horseman), Jim Rash (Mike Tyson Mysteries), Diedrich Bader (Veep), Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep), Chris Meloni (Happy!, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).
Additionally, Brendan Fraser (Crash, The Mummy), who will voice Robotman, announced that Matt Bomer (White Collar, American Horror Story) has been cast as Larry Trainor/Negative Man in Doom Patrol (2019). The upcoming live-action spinoff is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder. These announcements expand the impressive list of talent signing on to DC UNIVERSE originals, including Joivan Wade (Doctor Who, The First Purge) as Cyborg in Doom Patrol and Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, Taken, The L Word) as Sheriff Lucilia Cable in Swamp Thing.
“This is just the beginning of our journey to open up the world of DC for our fans,” said Craig Hunegs, President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks. “With new originals, digital comics, and a growing community forum, we’re delivering an immersive experience that blends page and screen, creating a place where fans can share their passions for their favorite superheroes and storylines like never before. With our first original series, Titans, debuting this month we are truly offering an exclusive experience fans have always clamored for.”
Fans can see the new trailer “Titans” trailer for the first season below, the series is set to debut on October 12th.
DC Universe will also bring the 1984 classic film Supergirl, starring Helen Slater, to the service on October 5th and it be available through the end of 2018. After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman’s cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.
In 2019 DC Universe original animated movies “Reign of The Supermen,” “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five,” and “Batman: Hush” will join the DC UNIVERSE service. David Goyer’s live-action series Krypton will also premiere on DC UNIVERSE in 2019. Season 1 previously aired on the SYFY network and will now become available to DC UNIVERSE members. Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
Another series created exclusively for DC UNIVERSE, a new prequel comic book for “Young Justice: Outsiders” will accompany the exclusive original animated series in 2019 and will be created by producer Greg Weisman and artist Christopher Jones. Additionally, new comics being released in October on DC UNIVERSE include New Teen Titans (#13 – #20) from 10/2 – 10/15 and New Teen Titans (#21 – #41) from 10/16 – 10/29, Batman: The Long Halloween from 10/23 – 11/5, and Batman: Dark Victory from 10/30 – 11/12.
If you are coming to NYCC with us, after the Titans Premiere, fans will be able to attend a signing event in the DC booth #SC01. Series stars Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Teagan Croft (The Osiris Child), Anna Diop (24: Legacy), Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6: The Series), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive) will be on hand to meet and greet fans at 1:15pm – 2:00pm on Friday, October 5th.
Launched on Batman Day, DC UNIVERSE (dcuniverse.com) is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. At $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually (plus taxes, where applicable), membership includes all-new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, epic original animated movies, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, access to exclusive merchandise, and much more.