The DC Universe series are all apparently moving to HBO Max

Titans -- Ep. 213 -- "Nightwing" -- Photo Credit: Brooke Palmer / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Titans -- Ep. 213 -- "Nightwing" -- Photo Credit: Brooke Palmer / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

In what may be the most unsurprising news of 2020, it looks like the DC Universe TV series will be making their way to new homes at HBO Max.

Many – most? – fans will probably not be surprised by this news, but it’s at least relatively official: The DC Universe slate of shows all appear to be making the jump to HBO Max.

During a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter last week, DC Chief Content Officer Jim Lee basically confirmed the plan.

“The original content that is on DCU is migrating to HBO Max,” Lee told THR. “Truthfully, that’s the best platform for that content. The amount of content you get, not just DC, but generally from WarnerMedia, is huge and it’s the best value proposition if I’m allowed to use that marketing term. We feel that is the place for that.”

It’s not a shocking development – the second season of Doom Patrol already streamed simultaneously as an HBO Max exclusive earlier this year, and animated series Harley Quinn just arrived on the platform this month. Given the fact that HBO Max is already the destination for a huge chunk of DC-related content, including most of the Arrowverse series, and multiple DCEU films, it seems logical. Plus, with Stargirl headed to The CW exclusively for its second season, that really only leaves Titans – which has already been renewed for a third season – to deal with.

Perhaps a move to HBO Max is really a way to get more eyeballs on these shows, which are all generally great and deserve to be more popular than they are.

For those fans who rely on DC Universe for their extensive backlog of DC comics, it sounds as though plans are in the works for some changes there, as well. (But, happily, it does not sound as if that part of the platform is going away. Just that it…may look different in the months ahead.)

“There is always going to be a need for that. So we’re excited to transform it and we’ll have more news on what that will look like,” Lee said. “It’s definitely not going away.”

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Are you looking forward to seeing the DC Universe series on HBO Max? Or are you worried about their futures in the wake of this shakeup? Let’s discuss.