Academy Award and Emmy-nominated director, producer and showrunner Leslie Iwerks is reportedly bringing a 3-part documentary about the history of DC Comics to HBO Max.
Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, DC, Berlanti Productions and Iwerks & Co., the as-yet-untitled documentary will focus on the creation of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC Universe of characters, allowing fans to “rediscover the universe of characters, as well as the iconic comic book company’s origins, its evolution and its nearly nine-decade cultural impact across every artistic medium.”
“DC has a rich legacy of over 80 years of iconic storytelling: from the introduction of the genre defining superhero Superman in 1938 to the amazing movies, TV shows, cartoons, games and comics which have been synonymous with superheroism for generations thereafter,” said Jim Lee, publisher and chief creative officer at DC. “We are so excited to dive into this history and bring fans along this amazing journey.”
“DC has created some of the most meaningful, culturally significant comic book characters that have defined a generation and truly impacted people’s lives,” said Jennifer O’Connell, executive vp nonfiction and live-action family at HBO Max. “We are thrilled to take fans behind the scenes and give them a never-before-seen look into the company and creators behind this iconic universe.”
No premiere date has yet been announced.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.