For a while now news had begun to trickle out confirming that one series would be moving from DC Universe to another and this once rare occurrence quickly became like second nature. Starting with Doom Patrol, a mass exodus of content from the DC streaming service was surely in the future as HBO Max continued to expand its libraries. Announced along with the Season 3 renewal of Harley Quinn, DC Universe will be rebranding its service as “DC Universe: Infinite” an entirely virtual comic libray featuring digital-first titles and exclusives digital comics for the service. The service will feature digital-first such as “DCeased- Hope At Worlds End”, “Injustice: Year Zero”, and “Harley Quinn: Black+White+Red” with 24,000+ comics ready to read amid the services the re-branding on on January 21st, 2021.
Along with this announcement came the news that DC Universe would be dropping its scripted content, with its initial originals moving to the HBO Max streaming service, too absolutely no one’s surprise. Shows such as Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Titans, and Young Justice will all be returning for their next seasons at HBO Max with their previous seasons including Stargirl and Swamp-Thing streaming alongside them.
These decisions are the best for each service, this helps DC Universe put more focus onto their comics library and work on more exclusive content for their library. With HBO Max this some much needed content for their DC library that continues to add and remove content on a monthly basis. Hopefully with this change in practice we will see staples such as Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, and plenty of other beloved and animated series and films that could find a permanent home at HBO Max
DC Universe: Infinite will go live on January 21st 2021 and will automatically shift current DCU subscribers over to the new platform.