To help introduce fans to all the cool stuff on the new DC Universe streaming service, Warner Bros. is launching a new talk/news show designed to dig into everything happening across comics and TV.
Dubbed DC Daily, the show will feature a revolving list of hosts (the pilot will be hosted by Kevin Smith). Deadline reports the show will bring “added depth” to the news, comic and TV happenings around DC properties. The show will include a news segment called “Headlines,” a “Reports” segment digging into anything from a new comic to the next DC film, and a “Talk” segment with a panel digging into geeky topics of the day. Along with different hosts, the show will also feature special guests (i.e. comic creators, actors, directors, etc.).
The series will premiere August 29 at 4:30 p.m. (PT) on DC Universe. Warner Bros. plans to film and host the show at a 2,100-square-foot studio in Burbank designed for the show.
It’s no surprise to see DC leaning into the news show angle here, as its something rival studio Disney already does with Star Wars on its extremely popular Youtube channel. It’s an obvious way to engage fans and keep them tied into the day-to-day happenings of the franchise, while also providing some fresh content on an up-start service largely anchored by back catalog content (fans will need more than one new episode of Titans per week to keep coming back on the daily).
Would you tune in for DC Daily? Think it’s a smart move to beef up the fresh content on DC Universe?