DC Universe has scrapped its yearly subscription option for audiences, which seems like another sign the service is on its last legs.
After months of speculation about the future of the DC Universe streaming service, it seems like another sign that it might not be around for much longer has arrived after the platform gets rid of the option for yearly subscriptions. Fans originally could get a combination of classic animated series and new live-action offerings for $74.99 a year, but DC Universe now only offers subscribers the monthly option of $7.99.
Things haven’t been great for DC Universe for quite some time, starting when Swamp Thing was cancelled shortly after the impressive first episode debuted. Since then a number of DC shows have been greenlit for HBO Max, and Doom Patrol has already started airing on the new platform. DC Universe’s Stargirl was recently renewed for a second season, but it completely will move to The CW instead. With the recent removal of the service’s yearly subscription, it doesn’t look good for DC Universe. The only positive sign for now was Akiva Goldsman’s insistence that Titans season three will start filming as soon as possible.
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Here is the official synopsis for DC Universe and HBO Max’s Doom Patrol:
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities—but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence—and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
The series stars Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
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