HBO Max Orders Harley Quinn Season 3, DC Universe Rebrands

Carla Harmon
September 19, 2020

It's official: "Harley Quinn" Season 3 is headed to HBO Max.

As for Harley Quinn, it now has an even bigger audience, as Halpern pointed out: "We're really excited for it to be on HBO Max and expose it to a larger audience, including my brother, Dan, who could have easily watched it on DC Universe because I gave him a fucking code, but he already has HBO Max so there's no fucking excuses now is there, Dan?"

As for the rest of the streaming content at DC Universe, including classic live-action shows and animated series like Batman Beyond, Wonder Woman, and more, they'll also be making the leap to HBO Max. Cuoco has served as executive producer during the first two seasons along with Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, and Sam Register. The Season 2 finale saw the best friends drive off into the sunset together (while being chased by Gotham PD) after declaring their love for each other.

The writing had been on the wall for the once high-flying DC Universe following Time Warner's acquisition by AT&T when the emphasis was put on a launching broad SVOD offering, which became HBO Max. The subscription service will offer over 24,000 comic books, spanning over 80 years of the DC Multiverse. Subscribers will have access to digital-first comics as well as a stream of new titles six months after their physical release. The site also will feature new comic content centered around iconic DC characters. The company's subscription service, DC Universe, is getting a major facelift and rebranding as a service called DC Universe Infinite.

An announcement about a shift for DC Universe was expected after Lee shared in an interview last month with the Hollywood Reporter that "the original content that is on DCU is migrating to HBO Max" but that the service itself is "definitely not going away".

Current DC Universe subscribers will not need to create new accounts. DC Universe Infinite will also be the home to exclusive digital-first comics.

The service will be available on iOS and Android devices for $7.99 a month or $74.99 a year. For current DC Universe subscribers who wish to continue accessing video content, HBO Max has extended its special offer to upgrade their service through October 30. Existing DC Universe subscribers will begin receiving notifications next month asking them to confirm if they'd like their membership to continue into the new service.

DC Universe Infinite will launch in the USA on January 21st, and it will begin expanding globally in the summer of 2021.

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