Insiders claim that there are major concerns surrounding the DC Universe streaming service with the upcoming arrival of HBO Max.
With WarnerMedia’s HBO Max arriving later this month on May 27, concerns about the state of DC Universe have reportedly been raised by both the parent company and AT&T. With HBO Max announcing large live-action DC projects like the Green Lantern series and a Justice League Dark show, it seems that DC Universe is becoming less of a priority for WarnerMedia. A new report from Business Insider says many former employees working on the streaming service left due to the uncertainty of their jobs going forward with HBO Max on the way. One anonymous employee told the outlet “Everything is about HBO Max now”.
Since Stargirl is being shared with The CW and the next season of Doom Patrol will also arrive on HBO Max, it seems DC Universe won’t have as much exclusive content going forward. A former employee explained to Business Insider that many of their colleagues are also worried about the new arrival of the new service. Although they also pointed out that they think DC’s streaming service will be around for “another year or two” since there’s still funding behind it.
“Most of the people who I’d worked with were confused about what HBO Max means for DC Univrse. It seems like DC Universe is emphasizing its comics and nobody really seems to know where video falls into that. The feeling in the office is that DC Universe is going to be around for at least another year or two, there’s commitment and funding. They want to keep it around but they want to keep it small.”
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The next live-action series to arrive on DC Universe is Stargirl, here’s the synopsis:
High school sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.
Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitemore, Joel McHale as Starman, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, and Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman. The series also stars Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Jake Austin Walker, Christopher James Baker, and Hunter Sansone. Geoff Johns will write and executive produce the 13-episode first season of Stargirl while Sarah Schechter and Arrowverse boss Greg Berlanti will also serve as executive producers on the series.
Stargirl is scheduled to premiere on DC Universe on May 18, 2020, before airing on The CW on May 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest news surrounding The CW, DC Universe and HBO Max!
Source: Business Insider