DC Universe, the one-stop shop for DC Comics, and the movies and TV shows based on them, may have been launched by Warner Bros and DC Entertainment this year, but in 2019 it’s really going to start to expand and give subscribers their money’s worth.
DC Universe rolled out domestically back in September with the release of news program DC Daily, covering news related to DC Comics. The streaming service’s first major splash, though, came a month later with the release of Titans, a live-action take on the popular superhero group Teen Titans.
Despite some growing pains, Titans has been met with a generally positive response from both critics and fans, and now DC Universe is about to get a whole lot bigger. With multiple TV shows, both animated and live-action, announced for 2019 and beyond, there’s a lot for DC fans to look forward to and sign up for coming soon to DC Universe.
- This Page: Young Justice: Outsiders, Harley Quinn, and Doom Patrol
- Page 2: Star Girl, Swamp Thing, and Metropolis
Young Justice: Outsiders
An outlier among DC Universe’s original shows, in that this is a continuation of the Cartoon Network series - then simply titled Young Justice - which ran for 46 episodes from 2010-2013 before being canceled. The animated series has gained a cult following though, and is being brought back in a way not dissimilar to Disney Plus’ revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Young Justice centers on a group of young superheroes known as The Team, who serve as counterparts to the adult Justice League. Season 3 will focus on The Team battling against metahuman trafficking, which follows on from the events of Season 2. The Team will consist of Aqualad (Khary Payton), Oracle (Alyson Stoner), Blue Beetle (Eric Lopez), Kid Flash (Jason Marsden), and Wonder Girl (Mae Whitman). This year, however, will also feature the superhero team The Outsiders, made up of: Nightwing (Jesse McCartney), Superboy, Superman (both Nolan North), Tigress (Stephanie Lemelin), Halo (Zehra Fazal), and Geo-Force (Troy Baker).
Other DC characters set to feature include Black Canary (Vanessa Marshall), Lex Luthor (Mark Rolston), and Deathstroke (Fred Tatasciore). Young Justice: Outsiders will debut January 4, 2019.
DC have big plans for Harley Quinn on the movie side, including 2020’s Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn), but that’s not stopping them launching a new animated series for the character too. Set to be an adult animation, Harley Quinn will follow the character after she breaks up with the Joker. In her solo adventure she’ll be helped by Poison Ivy and others as she attempts to become a member of the Legion of Doom.
The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco will provide the voice of Harley, with Alan Tudyk lending his vocal talents to the Joker. Lake Bell will voice Poison Ivy, Diedrich Bader is on as Batman, and the impressive voice cast includes J.B. Smoove, Jason Alexander, Giancarlo Esposito, Jim Rash, and Tony Hale in unknown roles. The series comes from writers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey.
Harley Quinn will debut mid-October 2019.
Doom Patrol have already been introduced in the DC Universe, with Titans’ fourth episode named after the team and revealing three of its key players. That backdoor pilot leads to the full Doom Patrol series, which will center on the titular band of superpowered misfits, whose gifts cause them alienation and misery. Here, they’re given a mission by Cyborg (Joivan Wade) that they can’t refuse and is set to change their lives completely.
Doom Patrol will see April Bowlby, Brendan Fraser, and Matt Bomer all reprising their roles from Titans, as Elasti-Woman, Robotman, and Negative Man respectively. The team will be rounded out by Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk in another DC Universe series) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero). Timothy Dalton, meanwhile, will play the leader of Doom Patrol: Niles Caulder, aka The Chief.
Jeremy Carver, best known for his work on The CW’s Supernatural, will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Doom Patrol is slated to be released in February 2019.