DC has dropped a truckload of details regarding its upcoming streaming service DC Universe, and with it comes lots of information about all of their planned original shows. We now know what Titans, Harley Quinn, Swamp Thing, Young Justice: Outsiders and Doom Patrol will be about, and it all sounds exciting for superhero show lovers and DC fans alike. That's especially true in the case of Titans, which appears to put yet another twist on the iconic Teen Titans franchise:
Titans' synopsis essentially means the new series is going to be a gritty origin story of how the show's heroes first form a team. The news that the show kicks off with Robin and Raven trying to prevent "hell on earth" would appear to confirm the rumors Season 1 will involve the villain Trigon, who is also the father of Raven. The group will pick up Starfire and Beast Boy along the way and, as the synopsis stated, they'll stick together to form the beloved superhero lineup (minus Cyborg) we've all wanted to see in live-action for some time.
DC Universe also gave an update on the character fans have been wanting to see more of any way they can: Harley Quinn. The character's self-titled animated series geared towards adults will find Harley at a time in her life where she and Joker are on the rocks, but she's far from the soppy mopey mess we've seen in the past. In fact, the villainess has got some ambition in her upcoming series to snag one of the highest honors any DC villain could have:
DC fans have loved Poison Ivy and Harley team-ups in the past, so Harley Quinn has likely already roped some folks in. Leaks regarding the series have stated that Joker will be present in the series at some point, as well as other villains like Doctor Psycho and Clayface who sound like the last villains one would want in a comedy. That said, it certainly sounds exciting for its potential to shed a spotlight on lesser celebrated characters, which is something one could say about DC Universe's other upcoming live-action series Doom Patrol:
Doom Patrol certainly sounds like the weirdest live-action DC series fans have seen to date, which may not be a bad thing. Additionally, the fact that Cyborg is name-checked in this series and not mentioned in Titans opens up the speculation that DC Universe has its sights set on potential crossovers between the live-action shows, although it's not as though a variation of the Teen Titans hasn't existed without Victor Stone. If not, surely there will be plenty of fun to be had without crossovers in Doom Patrol, which by far has to be the most surprising live-action adaptation DC has done yet.
Head to the next page to check out the breakdowns for Young Justice: Outsiders and Swamp Thing.