DC Universe content is 'migrating' to HBO Max

Lawrence Kim
August 15, 2020

It also makes sense: all of that original and back catalog content that's now offered on DC Universe will still be just as exclusive to WarnerMedia on HBO Max, and it could...

Doom Patrol, which originated on DC Universe, had its second season simulcast on HBO Max, while the first two seasons of DCU's animated series Harley Quinn recently made their way to the service.

As for the digitized backlist of DC comics content that has been living on the almost two-year-old DC Universe subscription service, "There is always going to be a need for that".

Lee also touched upon plans for DC Comics, which include dropping "the bottom 20 percent, 25 percent of the [comics] line that wasn't breaking even or was losing money". The need for storytelling, updating the mythology, is vital to what we do. Lee said it's in the process of a transformation and that news of what that transformation looks like will come later. "When we think about reaching global audiences, and we see comics as helping drive that awareness and that worldwide brand, it's very much part of our future". He went on to characterize the cuts as "more punch for the pound, so to speak, and increasing the margins of the books that we are doing".

Lee also addressed another crucial question many fans have been pondering for months now as WarnerMedia rolled out HBO Max: What happens to DC Universe?

In speculation, DC and WB understand that the consolidation of all DC properties under the HBO Max power house is the best direction for the brand. However, Jim Lee does say that DC Universe won't be going away and will have a place somehow, telling fans to stay tuned for more details. During that same interview, he was asked about the fate of the DC Universe streaming service where the publisher confirmed that all of its original content would be making its way to HBO Max. "It's definitely not going away".

Judging from his comments, it seems like Lee is positive that DC Universe can have a future.

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