Teen Titans
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment announced a live-action "Teen Titans" based on "The New Teen Titans" comics. (DC)

‘Titans,’ ‘Young Justice’ go to new DC digital service

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment will launch a DC-branded streaming service in 2018 with two new series—a live-action Titans and the animated Young Justice: Outsiders.

Operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, the new direct-to-consumer digital service will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans, Warner Bros. said in a press release.

“Titans” follows a group of soon-to-be super heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. Based on the “Teen Titans” comics, the action series will explore one of the most popular comic book teams in history. Dick Grayson will step out of Batman’s shadow to lead the team which includes Starfire, Raven and many others.

Greg Berlanti, the man already behind four of CW’s DC properties, will executive produce “Titans” along with Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johnson and Sarah Schechter.

Warner Bros. Animation’s “Young Justice: Outsiders” is the third season of the “Young Justice” series. The teen super heroes take on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a galaxy-wide genetic arms race.

The previous two seasons of “Young Justice” drew more than 25 million unique viewers on Cartoon Network.

These two comic-book inspired shows join two recently announced Marvel properties set to attract younger audiences. Freeform will air the new live-action series “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and “Marvel’s New Warriors” sometime in 2018.

DC Entertainment still trails Marvel when it comes to TV, but the comic giant is catching up.

Marvel has 10 live-action shows in production and more in development, with a handful of animated shows already airing. Eight DC shows currently air on broadcast networks. “Supergirl,” “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “iZombie” are on CW. “Gotham” and “Lucifer” air on Fox. NBC broadcasts the comedy “Powerless.”

“Titans” is DC Entertainment’s first live-action series in the digital space. Greg Berlanti, the man behind four of CW’s live-action DC properties, also produces the animated DC series “Constantine” on CW Seed.

“Titans” and “Young Justice” join Syfy’s “Krypton,” which is already in production, as sure bets for new DC shows. Warner Bros. is shooting a pilot for “Black Lightning” starring Cress Williams. Many are predicting “Black Lightning” and some other DC titles will be coming soon to our small screens.

Both “Titans” and “Young Justice: Outsiders” are in early stages of production and will air exclusively on the new digital service in 2018. 

Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns will write “Titans.” The trio and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers. The series comes from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Sam Register is executive producer of “Young Justice.” Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman are producers of the series. It comes from Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy Award winner Phil Bourassa (“Young Justice,” “Justice League Dark,” “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”) serves as the series’ art director.

For news on DC series and the upcoming DC digital service, visit DC Fan Updates.

The New Teen Titans comic cover
Teen Titans
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment announced a live-action “Teen Titans” based on “The New Teen Titans” comics. (DC)
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Teen Titans
The animated “Young Justice: Outsiders” will debut in 2018 on a DC-branded digital network. (DC)

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