Warner Brothers’ new DC Universe direct-to-consumer streaming service is only available in the U.S. but rest assured, fans outside the U.S. will be able to view the highly-anticipated new series ‘Titans’. Warner Brothers has sold the foreign distribution rights of the Greg Berlanti-produced drama to Netflix. Not only does this allow fans outside of the U.S. to watch the series, but generates a cash infusion for the fledgling DC Universe, which has ambitious plans for an entire slate of live action and animated series.
To clarify, ‘Titans’ is only available in the U.S. on DC Universe. It will not be offered via Netflix here or in China. DC Universe launched last month, but currently only offers catalog titles, plus the original news feature DC Daily. ‘Titans’ will be the service’s first original scripted drama and it launches on October 12. The report by The Hollywood Reporter did not specify when ‘Titans’ would be released on Netflix outside of the U.S. On DC Universe, ‘Titans’ will not be available to binge, rather new episodes will be released one at a time, each Friday.
CBS All Access struck a similar deal with Netflix to release ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ outside the U.S. Like DC Universe, CBS All Access’ deal, which also included the 700 episode ‘Star Trek’ back catalog, and provided them a much needed cash infusion for a new streaming service that was tackling an expensive and ambitious flagship launch. It’s also a bargain for foreign fans, who don’t have to subscribe to three separate streaming services if they want to watch ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Titans’ in addition to their usual Netflix programs.
Teagan Croft as Raven, Anna Diop as Starfire, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, and Brenton Thwaites as Robin, with recurring appearances by Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Lindsey Gort as Detective Amy Rohrbach, Seamus Dever and Bruno Bichir as The Chief. Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker, and John Fawcett executive produce.