The top three finalists for the DCYou Unscriptedfan contest were announced today at the conclusion of two special episodes of DC Universe’sDC Daily. The project, in conjunction with Ideas United, received over 1,100 submissions for unscripted series ideas after it was first announced at New York Comic-Con last year.
The three pitch ideas uniquely highlight elements of comic fandom such as cosplaying, the joy of local comic book shops and a thrilling escape-themed game show. Each of the three pitches will receive a pilot order to be produced by and air on DC Universe later this Spring, with one to receive a full series order. The winner will be announced later this year.
The DCYou Unscriptedfinalists are:
Molly Brady (Los Angeles): Three cosplayers will show off their craft and creativity as they compete for honor, glory, cash, and prizes
Royce Miller (Bridgewater, SD): Eight teams take on roles as hench persons to Gotham’s most notorious Rogues. Their goal? To escape the dreaded Blackgate Penitentiary and its new Warden. With enough mazes, puzzles, and traps to impress even the Riddler
Elora Powell (Tigard, OR): Comic book fans travel to beloved comic book stores in local neighborhoods to investigate how these shops provide inclusive, fun communities for geeks in real life
Taking place over two episodes, and available for streaming on DC Universe, DC Daily captured the original 10 finalists working to hone their show ideas with industry veterans Dan Evans, Vice President, Creative Affairs and Creative Services, DC; Bridgette Theriault, Senior Vice President, Development, Telepictures and Phil Jimenez, DC Writer and Artist. From there, the finalists pitched their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges including DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, DC Publisher Dan DiDio and Stage 13 Senior Vice President and General Manager Diana Mogollon.
DC has announced more details on its DCYou Unscripted Fan contest. Over 1,000 individuals submitted ideas for a chance to see their idea developed as a series.
The team of creative talent and entertainment executives that will mentor the 10 finalists, as well as the panel of judges, have been announced.
The 10 finalists will head to DC’s headquarters to meet with industry veterans to help refine their pitches. The mentors assisting the finalists are Dan Evans, Vice President, Creative Affairs and Creative Services, DC, Bridgette Theriault, Senior Vice President, Development, Telepictures, and Phil Jimenez, DC Writer and Artist.
The contestants will have five minutes to pitch to DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, DC Publisher Dan DiDio, and Stage 13 Senior Vice President and General Manager Diana Mogollon, followed by a five-minute question and answer round.
The creative finalists include:
Cameron Barger – Seattle, WA
Molly Brady – Los Angeles, CA
Steven Holloway – Jersey City, NJ
Courtney Johnson – Washington, D.C.
Royce Miller – Bridgewater, SD
Alexis Pivincy – Los Angeles, CA
Elora Powell – Tigard, OR
William Spear – East Brunswick, NJ
Will Stewart & Ben Barlow – Atlanta, GA
Michael Toulson – Cooperstown, NY
The pitch event will air on two special episodes of DC Daily on DC Universe on January 23 and 24, 2020. The three finalists who receive a pilot order will be announced on January 24.
The CW has released a trailer for Stargirl. The show will air the day after on The CW after its initial debut on the DC Universe digital service.
Executive produced by showrunner and character creator Geoff Johns, Stargirl follows Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a high schooler who is forced to relocate from Los Angeles to Blue Valley, Nebraska after her mother re-marries. She discovers her new step-father Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) used to be Stripesy, the sidekick of JSA Member Starman (Joel McHale). Starman’s staff isn’t supposed to work for anyone except for him, but it does for Courtney.
Courtney decides to take up the mantle of Starman as Stargirl but Pat comes out of retirement as the 15-foot robot Stripesy.
The highly anticipated Nightwing supersuit was officially unveiled today during a special press event for the DC Universe drama series Titans. Executive producer/showrunner Greg Walker and specialty costume designer Laura Jean Shannon were on hand to unveil the suit.
The Nightwing suit, designed by Shannon with the support of her team and built by Creative Character Engineering, will make its debut during the season two finale episode of Titans and marks the first-ever live-action portrayal of the Nightwing character.
Supersuit costumes for season two characters Jason Todd Robin, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Hawk, Dove, Ravager and Deathstroke were also on display at the event. All suits were designed by Shannon with the support of her team and built by Creative Character Engineering.
The season two finale of Titans debuts Friday, November 29, exclusively on DC Universe. All season one episodes are available now for streaming.
DC Universe has released the official trailer for the original series Harley Quinn, from Warner Bros. Animation. Harley Quinn premieres Friday, November 29, only on DC Universe.
Harley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. The series features Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and a whole cast of heroes and villains, old and new, from the DC Universe.
Harley Quinn is produced by Ehsugadee Productions and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
Executive producers are Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Kaley Cuoco, Dean Lorey, Sam Register.
Starring the voices of:
Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn James Adomian as Bane Jason Alexander as Sy Borgman Diedrich Bader as Batman Lake Bell as Poison Ivy Briana Cuoco as Batgirl Andy Daly as Two Face Giancarlo Esposito as Lex Luthor Ron Funches as King Shark Tony Hale as Dr. Psycho, Felix Faust Rahul Kohli as Scarecrow Phil LaMarr as Jason Praxis, Black Manta Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Giganta Tisha Campbell Martin as Tawny Young Christopher Meloni as Commissioner Gordon Matt Oberg as Kite Man, KGBeast Jim Rash as The Riddler Will Sasso as Maxie Zeus JB Smoove as Frank the Plant Wanda Sykes as Queen of Fables Alan Tudyk as The Joker, Clayface
The Titans are coming back for more! DC Universe and Warner Bros. Television announced today that its dramatic live-action adventure series Titanswill be returning for a third season in fall 2020.
Premiering in 2018 as the first DC Universe Original Series, Titans is in the middle of a stellar second season where our heroes — Dick Grayson, Rachel Roth aka Raven, Kory Anders aka Starfire, Gar Logan aka Beast Boy, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove, Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl and Jason Todd aka Robin — are learning to co-exist as a new team while facing their toughest enemy yet: the deadly assassin Deathstroke, who threatens to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
All season one episodes of Titans are available now for streaming; new episodes from season two are available every Friday on DC Universe.
Titans is produced by Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series was developed by Akiva Goldsman & Geoff Johns & Greg Berlanti, based on characters from DC. Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Greg Walker and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers.
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HBO Max got a massive amount of information dumped today with reveals of what subscribers can expect.
The digital service is showing some love for fans of DC Comics with multiple shows. DC and HBO have the same parent company.
DC films of the last decade will be available within the first year of launch as well as every Superman and Batman movie from the last 40 years. Joker will debut on the service in 2020 as well.
But, it’s not just about movies, it’s television shows as well.
Greg Berlanti is developing a pair of shows for the service.Strange Adventureswill be a DC superhero anthology that features DC characters from across their history. A series that focuses on the world of Green Lantern is also being worked on but details are scarce.
Also announced is a teen comedy, DC Superhero High from Elizabeth Banks. The series concept sounds a bit like the popular young reader comic series DC Super Hero Girls.
Finally, HBO Max will compete a bit with the DC Universe app as Doom Patrol will debut on the platform.
HBO Max will be available for $14.99 launching May 2020. It will be free for those with HBO and AT&T service and those with HBO Now will get HBO Max. Those who subscribe to HBO through a cable provider are currently in the dark.
This week, DC Universe is launching its new and improved community section within the service, greatly improving DC Universe’s members ability to engage with their favorite DC stories! The new features will give fans more opportunities to interact, participate in live Q&A’s with DC talent, find their niche fandom with comic book and fan clubs, earn badges and level up for even more exciting opportunities and exclusive rewards.
To premiere the new community section, DC Universe will host an exciting week of activities for their dedicated fans to deeply engage with series stars, behind the scenes talent, DC Universe original programming, DC comic creators, designers from DC Collectibles, brilliant storytellers as well as amazing illustrators. To stay up to date on Community Week happenings, be sure to tune into DC Universe’s News section!
Wednesday (10/23): Titans Live Q&A featuring show star Anna Diop at 12:30 pm PT
Wednesday (10/23): Gotham by Gaslight Watch-Along with Cast of DC Daily at 4:00 pm PT
Thursday (10/24): Harley Quinn Animated Live Q&A with Executive Producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker at 10:30 am PT
Friday (10/25): DC Collectibles Live Q&A with designer toy artist James Groman at 11:30 am PT
Saturday (10/26): DC Universe’s Day of Heroes: A Day Devoted to Exploring What it Means to be a Hero