DC Universe Reveals Digital Service Launch Date, Sets ‘Titans’ Premiere

The service’s first live-action original series will debut at New York Comic-Con

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The DC Universe digital subscription service finally has a launch date: Sept. 15, aka Batman Day.

It was also announced Wednesday night that the original series “Titans” will debut on the service on Oct. 12. The 12-episode first season will air weekly on the platform.

The announcement came during a live stream of “DC Daily,” which itself will be aired on the new streaming platform. Joining host Kevin Smith on the show will be Tiffany Smith as news anchor, John Barrowman, Samm Levine, Harley Quinn Smith, Sam Humphries, Hector Navarro, Clarke Wolfe, Brian Tong, Markeia McCarty, John Kourounis and Sam Humphries.

Several comics will become available with DC Universe’s launch, including “Batman,” “Superman,” and “Wonder Woman,” as well as several other DC favorites like “Batman: Gothic, The Authority” series, “Green Arrow: Year One,” “Shazam,” “The New Teen Titans,” “Identity Crisis,” “The Batman Adventures” and Jack Kirby’s “New Gods.”

The first look at “Titans” — which will make its debut at New York Comic-Con on Nov. 3 — came in a trailer during San Diego Comic-Con this year, and focuses on a band of soon-to-be superheroes recruited from across the DC Comics universe and led by Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), a.k.a. the original Robin, who emerges from the shadows some time after quitting as Batman’s sidekick.

The series is based on DC’s long-running young superheroes team “Teen Titans,” which first banded together in 1964 on the pages of DC’s “The Brave and the Bold,” consisting of sidekicks Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash.

The team got their own eponymous series in 1966 and has been rebooted several times since with a frequently-changing lineup. The DC Uiverse series is based in part on the 1980s incarnation of the team and in addition to Raven and Robin will include Starfire and Beast Boy.

Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are executive producers for the series that launches in 2018 on the DC-branded streaming service from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.