(October 4, 2018 – Burbank, CA) – At the world premiere of “Titans,” held in conjunction with New York Comic-Con, DC UNIVERSE unveiled a new trailer for the much anticipated live-action original produced by Warner Bros. Television. “Titans” follows a team of young heroes as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic “Teen Titans” franchise. Ahead of the season one debut of “Titans” on October 12, the live-action show has been picked up for a second season exclusively on the all new DC Universe digital subscription service.
DC Universe also revealed a sneak peek of the upcoming animated series “Harley Quinn” (2019) featuring Kaley Cuoco (“Big Bang Theory”) who will voice the lead role. The adult animated comedy series follows Harley’s adventures, where alongside ragtag crew of DC castoffs, 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.”
Coming soon to DC Universe:
- Fans can see the cast of “Titans” team up in a new trailer revealed for the first season debuting October 12 as well as catch a sneak peek for the upcoming adult animated comedy series “Harley Quinn.”
- 1984 classic film “Supergirl” starring Helen Slater will be released on October 5 and 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.
- 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.
Celebrating New York Comic Con:
- “Titans” cast signing event: Following on the “Titans” Premiere, New York Comic Con 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 5.
- “DC Daily”: The ultimate news show for DC fans airing daily on DC Universe, will be filming episodes live from New York Comic Con bringing the latest news, events and talent directly to members. “DC Daily” is the place to see new promotional content, highlights of new features and giveaways.
- Exclusive rewards: Any DC Universe members who visit the DC Universe section of DC booth SC01 will receive an exclusive “Titans” gift bag and exclusive Robin pin.
Launched on Batman Day, DC Universe 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. DC Universe is available in the U.S. on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV and the Roku platform, as well as the web and mobile web.
About DC Universe
DC Universe is a standalone digital experience designed for the DC fan. Showcasing DC’s iconic characters, DC Universe offers new original live-action and animated series, legendary films and series, and epic animated movies, as well as a fan community, a curated selection of comic books, and exclusive merchandise. DC Universe is operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks in collaboration with DC and Warner Bros. Digital Labs. DC Universe offers access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. To learn more, visit www.dcuniverse.com.
DC, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
About Warner Bros. Digital Networks
Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) creates, builds, and operates direct-to-consumer digital services, digital premium content, and experiences. The WBDN team is charged with bringing together a diverse portfolio of iconic brands and innovative, exclusive premium content, focused on serving digital-first audiences. Leveraging the studio’s iconic franchises and vast library, WBDN’s portfolio includes DC UNIVERSE and DramaFever, as well as Boomerang and Filmstruck in partnership with Turner. WBDN also produces and distributes premium digital series through Stage 13 and Machinima and in partnership with LeBron James’ Uninterrupted and Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen Digital Ventures. Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ premium programming and digital offerings put viewers at the center of entertainment, sports, gaming, and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.
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