Here it is, folks- the news coming at you right from the 3rd floor of our DCUHQ in New York City! As the spinmeisters like to say, DC Universe continues to deliver new content, robust community engagement, and real-world experiences to its members. During the grand opening reception of a new, pop-up activation titled, DCU HQ, the subscription service highlighted updates to the platform and previewed new content coming in 2020.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Harley Quinn Release Date:
*BizzaroTV! (Personal favorite!)
DC Universe announced a new anthology series, titledBizarroTV, that will feature fan favorite characters from the more obscure corners of the DC universe. This mixed media series is coming toDC Universe in 2020. Produced by Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital production unit, this new show demonstrates the Television Group’s commitment to create original and compelling programs for the digital marketplace. Blue Ribbon taps into the Studio’s established creative team, while also identifying new and innovative talen t to deliver cutting-edge series in the short form format. A showcase of experimental styles and creative voices and visions that will be a mix of live action and animation; deep cuts from the DC portfolio of characters such as Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley and the Creeper!
New Home Entertainment Releases
More WB Home Entertainment releases will be coming toDC Universe in 2020, particularly because the movies have been so popular with members. The most watched movie on the DC Universe to-date is the animated original Reign of the Supermen, which debuted on the service January 29, 2019.Due to its popularity, even more home entertainment movies will be coming in 2020, includingWonder Woman: Bloodlines, Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apokolips. These original animated movies will be available on DC Universe just 90 days after their physical release date.
In another fan first, DC Universe unveiled a partnership that - for the first time - provides DCU members the opportunity to create an unscripted series that has the opportunity to launch onDC Universe.
*New Community Launch!
New features will be available to members starting on October 23, 2019 as a part of “Community Week”, a special event for members on the service. It will include special guests and top-notch creators from comics, TV, animation, and more, who will join the fun by participating in Q&As, book club discussions, live Watch-Alongs with behind-the-scenes insights and deep dive explorations of the shows and scripts. Community week will kick off with a Q&A withTitans series star, Anna Diop!
This upgrade to our community is a meaningful evolution of the platform in direct response to member feedback. The new features will give fans more opportunities to interact, participate in live Q&A’s with DC talent, and find their niche fandom with comic book and fan clubs, earn badges and level up for even more exciting opportunities and exclusive rewards.
- Comic Books
Jim Lee wrapped up the evening with a rundown of data pulled from comics readership patterns on the service.DC Universe members have read over 9.5 Million comics on the platform to date, just over this inaugural year. That’s about 395,000 comic books read each month! With the ability to read comics page-by-page or auto-play on a big screen - members are guzzling comics on the service.
The top comic on DCU isDC Universe: Rebirth No. 1 (2016). And it is no surprise that The New Teen Titans (1980) No. 1 comes in as the second most-read comic.
Speaking of favorite characters, the titles most read on the service coincide with hard-to-find classics, including Batman from 1940, as well asInjustice: Gods Among Us from 2013. Here are the top five books that dominate:
Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
Injustice 2 (2017)
And there you have it, folks!
TL;DR - Release date for Harley Quinn November 29th, New Community October 23rd, animated releases 90 days past physical release including Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Justice League: Dark, and Superman: Red Son, DCYou, now accepting pitches for YOUR unscripted DC content ideas, and YES, BizarroTV, featuring Ambush Bug, Space Cabbie, Creeper, and more!
All right, friends. If this isn’t everything you want in DC Universe, we don’t know what’s left! Tell us everything you’re excited about in the comments below!