DC Comics’ new streaming service DC Universe is not only promising original and exclusive content but also giving animated classics, such as Batman: The Animated Series, a new home.
DC Universe announced that the first two seasons of the 1990s nostalgic tv show will be available on the streaming service in High Definition for the first time ever, and to commemorate the occasion, a new promo has been released.
Batman: The Animated Series ran for two seasons from 1992 to 1995, airing over 80 episodes. In its later run, the show went under the titles of The Adventures is Batman & Robin and The New Batman Adventures, with the original run ending in 1999. Celebrating its 25th anniversary last September, Batman: The Animated Series was the first show in DC’s modern animated universe (DCAU), produced by Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm. Bringing together iconic voice casts like Kevin Conroy’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Mark Hamill’s Joker, the “Dark Deco” aesthetic mixed with three-dimension character’s made B:TAS one of the most beloved interpretations of the Batman character to date.
Fans of Batman: The Animated Series will be able to own the TV show for the first time on Blu-ray later this year, with more details inevitably revealed at the B:TAS panel at Comic-Con Internation in San Diego, featuring Timm, Radomski, Conroy, legendary voice casting director Andrea Romano, producer Alan Burnett and actor Loren Lester (voice of Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing).
The DC Universe platform will host a series of content, initially promoting new and original TV series, such as the live-action shows Titans and Swamp Thing to the animated series Harley Quinn based on the original Batman: The Animated Series bombshell, as well as Young Justice: Outsiders, a continuation of the fan-favorite tv show.
The streaming series also will give subscribers a chance to watch classic Warner Bros. and DC films, from live-action favorites to animated movies, read vintage and modern comic books and have a forum for fans to communicate with one another and celebrate the DC fandom from their smart devices.
While pricing for the digital service will likely be revealed during this month’s San Diego Comic-Con, the DC Universe is scheduled to be released later this year.