If we haven't already hit streaming service overload, we're certainly headed there. If you want to have access to every streamable TV show, you'll have to subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, Youtube Red, CBS All Access, VRV, and more. But that doesn't mean that everything is just right there within one click. For example, those hoping that the upcoming superhero series Titans will be on Netflix or any other pre-existing streaming service that they may already have are going to be disappointed. Titans will be the first original streaming series for a brand new streaming platform, the new DC Universe, which will give fans access to a huge library of DC adaptations and comic books. But it's going to mean you have to get another subscription. .
Titans is the latest television adaptation of the long-running Teen Titans comic book series, which has previously gotten two separate TV adaptations on Cartoon Network in the form of Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! The new Titans doesn't fit on Cartoon Network for a few reasons, the most obvious of which being that it's not a cartoon, and that it features swearing. So, Titans is serving as the launching title for DC Universe, a streaming service that promises to have what some other streaming services lack — a whole lot of DC content. But again, you're going to have to get a separate app and account to watch it. But for true fans, it's worth it.
As reported by Deadline, Titans is only the first in a planned collection of original live-action programming for DC Universe, including similar superhero team-up show Doom Patrol, the horror series Swamp Thing, and the superheroine drama Stargirl. The service is also planning on debuting the animated series Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn, in addition to its back catalog of DC adaptations. But while DC Universe is in the process of building its own streaming catalog, that doesn't hide the fact that they're missing some major DC TV shows in their catalog, including the CW series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, and Legends Of Tomorrow — all of which are available on Netflix. The service also doesn't have Gotham or Smallville, both of which are available for streaming on Hulu.
However, DC Universe does have the short-lived series Constantine and the 90's series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman. And what it's lacking in live-action shows, it makes up for with major films including Superman: The Movie, Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace starring Christopher Reeve, as well as Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The service also has a variety of classic animated shows including Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and the original Teen Titans animated series.
So while the DC Universe isn't an entirely comprehensive catalog of the DC Universe, it's certainly going to be a better streaming service for a DC superfan than a streaming service that is devoid of any DC content. Only time will tell if the service's original series are worth the monthly $7.99 price tag, but that price should be a reasonable investment for anyone who wants to revisit some DC classics and this new iteration of Titans.