What Does HBO Max Mean for DC Universe Subscribers?

With yesterday’s launch announcement for the new HBO Max digital streaming service in May 2020, subscribers of the DC Universe service were left wondering whether or not they’d be left behind or end up paying for a service that would be made redundant or obsolete.

An official statement was published on the DC Universe website, explaining to subscribers that DC Universe was here to stay for the foreseeable future…

“Our WarnerMedia partners made some exciting news today, and we’re psyched! We also want to assure you that DC Universe is still going strong with an exciting year of super-fan service coming through this year and next. From our original programming, library of beloved series, ever-expanding comic library, real world events, and our just launched all-new Community, we’re just getting started.”

The statement goes on to remind fans of the recently announced new features including “DCYOU: Unscripted” (fan developed shows that might premiere on DC Universe next year) and “Bizarro TV” (an animated anthology), along with both “Harley Quinn Animated” and “Doom Patrol” Season 2.

While DC Universe and HBO Max will overlap in many areas, with both containing the library of DC Comics movies, DC Universe’s big draw card is the massive library of comic book material available.

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Clark_Jo
October 30, 2019 5:54 pm

“This year and next”
So in 2021….?

SupermanArmy
October 30, 2019 8:19 pm

Exciting news, although I hope content will not be duplicative. As a subscriber to DC universe, I have been enjoying all their shows including Krypton, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing (unfortunately cancelled) and Titans. Titans is really getting interesting as they just aired an episode exploring the origin of SuperBoy and Krypto. Even recently watched the pilot episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman which brought a smile to my face, especially seeing Teri Hatcher again as Lois. Would prefer they hold off on developing DC films for the service. There are still some characters I would like… Read more »

SupermanArmy
October 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Reply to  SupermanArmy

Just saw the trailer for HBO Max and I must say it has gotten me even more excited for the service. WB is clearly sitting on some of the most culturally iconic movies and television shows in history and now its time to share them with the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eASkqrwdg7Y

Superman even makes a brief appearance toward the end!

afriend
October 30, 2019 10:58 pm

I’ll give it eighteen months…

schnitz
October 31, 2019 6:27 am

It means that people are going to have to subscribe to 2 streaming services instead of one. Yeah, sure. I’m real excited.

Clark_Jo
November 1, 2019 7:11 pm
Reply to  schnitz

It’s not going to last, Doom Patrol season 2 is going to be on HBOmax.
This will be a slow phase out, but DCU will go away.

sman1938
October 31, 2019 1:04 pm

Hopefully a discounted rate for both subscriptions…. I figure for the comic books the two services would need to not be on the same server… and the app would be a pain to navigate with all the different stuff DC Universe already offers, News, community, encyclopedia , and DC shop.