Warner Bros.’ DC Comics division has opened sign-ups for its upcoming DC-branded streaming video and comic books service, DC Universe.
Pricing and launch date for DC Universe are still TBD, but users can now plug in their email and get in line to try out the beta version of the service. Beta access will start in August.
DC Universe will feature a slate of original shows based on DC Comics characters, as well as a library of classic TV series and movies, such as the “Batman” animated series, and the “Superman” movies starring Christopher Reeve.
Original shows will include “Doom Patrol,” “Harley Quinn” and “Titans,” a live-action take on the “Teen Titans” animated series. It will also feature a digital archive of DC comics, a community element, and exclusive merchandise.
At launch, the service will be available on the web, on smartphones and on connected TV devices like Roku and Apple TV.
So far, most of the niche streaming services in the market aggregate library content around niches like British television or horror movies, but DC Universe is one of the first to be built around characters from a well-established and still growing universe.