DC Digital To Launch With 2 New Shows – Young Justice and Titans
Debuting in 2018, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment are launching two comic book television series. One will be a live-action series based upon the hit ‘Titans’ and the second will be courtesy of Warner Brothers Animation called ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’.
The project, in the works for most of a year, is a direct-to-consumer channel. It is also referred to as OTT (Over The Top) and brings content right to the end user without a middle-man such as Comcast or AT&T.
After the previously-haulted Titans series (then under the TNT Network) was brought under the purview of Greg Berlanti (the CW DC superhero shows are affectionately called the ‘Berlanti-verse’), the project was reinvigorated and given new life and this new platform. Titans will be the first live-action series for DC Comics / DC Entertainment that is exclusively in the digital medium. Titans will be written by Akiva Goldsman with help from Geoff Johns (DC Entertainment’s President and Chief Creative Officer) as well as Sarah Schechter and WBTV. Incidentally, Goldsman is also the man responsible for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery script.
Young Justice: Outsiders will be produced by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman with the original series art director Phil Bourassa returning to join the creative team. Heading the team will be EP Sam Register, the man also helming Teen Titans Go!
The original series ended in 2013 after airing for a couple of years on the Cartoon Network. Despite being cancelled, the show was incredibly popular amongst viewers and fans. In fact, it had won an Emmy Award in the Animation categories. Technically, this will be another season of that very same animated series.
Stay tuned to comicbooked.com as further information develops…
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WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND DC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE ALL-NEW LIVE-ACTION SERIES “TITANS,” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS AKIVA GOLDSMAN, GEOFF JOHNS, GREG BERLANTI AND SARAH SCHECHTER, TO DEBUT IN 2018
“YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS,” THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD SEASON OF WARNER BROS. ANIMATION’S “YOUNG JUSTICE,” ALSO TO BOW NEXT YEAR
Series Will Air Exclusively on Upcoming DC-Branded Direct-to-Consumer Digital Service
(April 25, 2017 – Burbank, CA) Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment today announced that executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are teaming up for the all-new live-action drama series “Titans,” which will debut in 2018. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation’s “Young Justice: Outsiders,” the highly anticipated third season of the popular “Young Justice” series, is also ramping up for its first mission next year.
Both fan-driven series are in early stages of production and will air exclusively on a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018. Operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, the new digital service will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans.
“Titans” follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. 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.
“Titans” will be written by Akiva Goldsman (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Underground”), Geoff Johns (President & Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment; “The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”). Goldsman, Johns, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”) are executive producers of the series from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
In “Young Justice: Outsiders,” the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. In the highly anticipated new season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Equally praised by critics and viewers for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling, “Young Justice” reached more than 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network. This passionate fan support set the stage for the new third season.
Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!,” “Justice League Action”) is executive producer of “Young Justice.” Brandon Vietti (“Batman: Under the Red Hood,” “Superman Doomsday”) and Greg Weisman (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Gargoyles”) are producers of the series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy Award winner Phil Bourassa (“Young Justice,” “Justice League Dark,” “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”) serves as the series’ art director.