With all of the DC TV shows currently on the air or streaming, it seems to take the strength of a Kryptonian to follow everything. Just keeping tabs on the premiere dates for everything in the Arrowverse, exclusive to HBO Max, or even on Netflix alone is a diabolical task which we have accepted to endure for your convenience.
The following is a comprehensive one-stop shop of when and where you can expect the next (or first) chapter of the best DC-inspired shows to unfold on TV or on various digital platforms. All the release dates below are subject to change so be sure to check back for any updates.
Harley Quinn, Season 3 - HBO Max (July 28, 2022)
HBO Max took its time to renew Harley Quinn for a third season (and its first as an exclusive of the streaming platform), but knowing what we had to expect when the titular DC villain (voiced by Kaley Cuoco) returned in late July 2022 made it worth the wait. Former Veep star Sam Richardson joins the cast of the animated comedy and there is also more to be seen of Harley’s romance with Ivy (Lake Bell).
Batwheels, Season 1 - Cartoon Network And HBO Max (2022)
An upcoming animated series targeted specifically for younger audiences is Batwheels, which could be described as Pixar’s Cars if set in Gotham City. Listen for MCU recruit Ethan Hawke (Moon Knight) as the voice of Batman when the show premieres on Cartoon Network sometime in 2022 and becomes available to stream on HBO Max the following day.
The Sandman, Season 1 - Netflix (August 5, 2022)
After many years in development hell and a canceled movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Neil Gaiman’s iconic iteration of DC’s Sandman is finally being adapted in the form of a TV series on Netflix. Starring Tom Sturridge in the title role, The Sandman has no official release date, which almost caused fans to fear that history was repeating itself before Gaiman shot down cancellation rumors on Twitter.
Batman: Caped Crusader - Cartoon Network And HBO Max (TBD)
After many years in development hell and a canceled movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Neil Gaiman’s iconic iteration of DC’s Sandman has finally been adapted in the form of a TV series on Netflix. Starring Tom Sturridge in the title role, The Sandman took a while to secure its August 2022 release, which almost caused fans to fear that history was repeating itself before Gaiman shot down cancellation rumors on Twitter.
Stargirl, Season 3 - The CW (TBD)
Making its debut on The CW in the summer of 2020 was Stargirl, which was also a historical moment for introducing the much overlooked Justice Society of America (not to be confused with the Justice League, which was actually created later) into the Arrowverse continuity. The third season of the endearing hit, starring Brec Bassinger in the title role, has no set premiere date, but wrapped production in March 2022.
Superman & Lois, Season 3 - The CW (TBD)
Currently in its second season is Superman & Lois, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the Arrowverse’s power couple. The romantic, adventurous DC series will return on The CW for Season 3.
The Flash, Season 9 - The CW (TBD)
The CW’s highest-rated series, The Flash, is currently in its eight season as of March 2022. Following previous reports that Season 9 was a lock, the network would make it official by renewing the hit Arrowverse series starring Grant Gustin as the titular DC speedster.
Pennyworth, Season 3 - HBO Max (TBD)
The critically acclaimed period drama Pennyworth, starring Jack Bannon as a 1960s special forces agent years before becoming the Waynes’ live-in servant, has been renewed for a third season. Following previous setbacks, it is still difficult to say when the Batman prequel will make its exclusive HBO Max debut after airing for two seasons on the cable network Epix.
Sweet Tooth, Season 2 - Netflix (TBD)
Netflix subscribers were quickly enchanted with its tonally lighter, series adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s DC Vertigo fantasy comic, Sweet Tooth in 2021. In early 2022, a second season was confirmed that will continue the adventures of the titular half-deer, half-human title character (Christian Convery) and his protective adult travel companion (Nonso Anozie) in post-apocalyptic America.
Titans, Season 4 - HBO Max (TBD)
After a stunning first two seasons of intense thrills and stunning twists on the digital platform DC Universe, Titans had HBO Max to call home for its third season. The titular group of younger vigilantes, including Brenton Thwaites as Robin (now Nightwing), has been renewed for its fourth season, but without a set premiere date at the moment.
Doom Patrol, Season 4 - HBO Max (TBD)
Critics and DC fans alike immediately fell in love with Doom Patrol (starring Timothy Dalton, Brendan Fraser, and Orange is the New Black’s Diane Guerrero, to name a few) when it first dropped as a DC Universe exclusively before it was available to stream on HBO Max concurrently during Season 2. According to Deadline, a fourth season is in the works, but when it premieres on the streaming platform has yet to be announced.
Peacemaker, Season 2 - HBO Max (TBD)
Suprisingly, James Gunn turned one of the most despicable characters in The Suicide Squad into a lovable hero in his own self-titled HBO Max series. John Cena and the rest of the Peacemaker cast will return in Season 2, which was announced right before the explosive finale for Season 1.
Noonan’s - HBO Max (TBD)
For any Harley Quinn fans who felt bad for Kite Man (Matt Oberg) after Ivy left him at the altar for Harley at the end of Season 3, you have not seen the last of the DC villain. According to SlashFilm, it was announced during a SXSW panel that he will be the focus of a Cheers-esque spin-off now in development for HBO Max called Noonan’s, in which he becomes the owner of the titular villain hang-out that was introduced in the comics in 1993.
My Adventures With Superman, Season 1 - Cartoon Network And HBO Max (TBD)
The Man of Steel is returning to the small screen in his animated form on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. The Boys star Jack Quaid is leading the voice cast for My Adventures with Superman, which (according to Deadline) was already been promised a pair of seasons in May 2021.
Untitled The Night Begins To Shine Series, Season 1 - Cartoon Network (TBD)
The ‘80s style, 2005 dance song “The Night Begins to Shine” by B.E.R. has been featured prominently in Teen Titans GO! - most notably in a four-part special from 2017 about a mystical, musical land and its five-part, 2020 sequel. Well, now said mystical land will be the focus of a Cartoon Network original spin-off series which reportedly went into development in February 2021.
Legion Of Super-Heroes, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
Popular comic book writer Brian Bendis announced in December 2021 that he is developing an original series for HBO Max that focuses on a futuristic team of super-powered vigilantes that first appeared in DC comics in the late 1950s. In his own newsletter that was re-reported by Bleeding Cool, Bendis described League of Super-Heroes as an animated series for adults.
Green Lantern, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
In addition to the long awaited Green Lantern Corps movie that Warner Bros. has been developing for some time, a series following the group of cosmic crimefighters is coming to HBO Max. In April 2021, Finn Whitrock was cast as Guy Gardner on Green Lantern and, according to Deadline, Jeremy Irvine was added on as Alan Scott the following month.
The Penguin, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
An unrecognizable Colin Farrell amazed audiences as Gotham gangster Oswald Cobblepot in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. This iteration of the DC villain will be the focus of a new series, which Farrell will also executive produce, aptly titled The Penguin on HBO Max.
Untitled Arkham Series, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
Director Matt Reeves’ vision of Gotham City is coming to the small screen in a few different ways on HBO Max. What was initially pitched as a GCPD-centered crime thriller would evolve into a series about what goes on at Arkham Asylum, as Reeves revealed to The Cyber Nerds in March 2022.
DC Super Hero High, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
Teens facing common issues that come with growing up while attending a boarding school for superpowered youths is the premise of this DC Comics-inspired comedy series. In 2019, Deadline reported that actress Elizabeth Banks is also producing DC Super Hero High for HBO Max.
DC’s Strange Adventures, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
After the success of Disney+’s Marvel-based anthology series What If…?, it looks like DC is following suit with a similar idea. DC’s Strange Adventures, inspired by the comic book of same name, is described by HBO Max as “cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist,” as Deadline reported in October 2019.
Untitled Justice League Dark Series, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
There is another, unofficial branch of the Justice League that specializes in situations of a more supernatural sort known as Justice League Dark. J.J. Abrams is developing a series for HBO Max that will put the spotlight on this dark, fantastic property. HBO and HBO Max programming chief Casey Bloys told THR in February 2022 that Justice League Dark is still a high priority for Abrams and his production company Bad Robot.
Justice League Dark: Constantine, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
There are already a couple of spin-offs to HBO Max’s Justice League Dark series in the works that focus primarily on their most notable members. As reported by Deadline in February 2021, one of these shows is Justice League Dark: Constantine, which will follow the adventures of occult detective John Constantine, who led his own DC Vertigo comic called Hellblazer.
Madame X, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
Another Justice League Dark member getting her own HBO Max series, from True Blood writer Angela Robinson, is Madame Xanadu. While there is little known about the plot of her spin-off, Madame X - first announced in 2021 - there is a chance it could focus on her life before creating the supernatural crime fighting group.
Untitled Val-Zod Series, Limited Series - HBO Max (TBD)
There is alternate reality in which a Black Kryptonian crashed landed onto Earth and became a hero known as Superman. His name is Val-Zod and his story is the inspiration for an upcoming HBO Max original miniseries from producer Michael B. Jordan, as Deadline reported in October 2021.
Dead Boy Detectives, Season 1 - HBO Max (TBD)
The ghostly, but surprisingly sharp for their age, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine originated in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series before getting their own four-issue DC Vertigo title called Dead Boy Detectives. These mystery solvers from beyond the grave are now getting their own HBO Max series with new actors playing the lead roles following their appearance in Doom Patrol Season 3.
Gotham Knights, Season 1 - The CW (TBD)
The Arrowverse is developing its own interpretation of the Batfamily - including Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, and Red Hood. In March 2022, characters had reportedly been cast for The CW’s pilot for Gotham Knights, which is not to be confused with the video game of the same name.
Justice U, Season 1 - The CW (TBD)
David Ramsey is set to reprise his role as John Diggle in another upcoming Arrowverse series called Justice U. He will, reportedly, also helm the pilot, which follows the former Team Arrow member seeking to put a new crew of superheroes together.
Be sure to check back for additional information and updates on these DC TV shows, as well as any upcoming DC movies featuring these characters on the big (or small) screen, too.
Jason has been writing since he was able to pick up a washable marker, with which he wrote his debut illustrated children's story, later transitioning to a short-lived comic book series and (very) amateur filmmaking before finally settling on pursuing a career in writing about movies in lieu of making them. Look for his name in just about any article related to Batman.
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