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No shared universe: DC’s Swamp Thing series won’t connect to Titans, Doom Patrol

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Jul 20, 2018, 12:06 PM EDT (Updated)

DC rolled out its new streaming service at San Diego Comic-Con, and it's certainly an ambitious platform. Called DC Universe, the new service will tie together films, television shows (both classic and original), digital comics, and more. It'll set fans back $7.99 a month. 

Hesitant to shell out that hard-earned paper when you already subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO Now, Crackle, Zoomleex, HorseTV, and CBS All Access? DC has a way to get you in the door. Also, we may have made a few of those up. 

CNet took a hands-on tour of the new service, which will suggest related comic titles to whatever show or film you are watching. If you ever wanted to read "For the Man Who Has Everything" in 4K, then your time is now. What will really have fans springing for the new service is the new programming, which will include Titans, Doom Patrol, and Swamp Thing

An interesting bit of news here is that though Titans and Doom Patrol will be connected (Doom Patrol will actually spin out of Titans), the horror-inspired Swamp Thing will stand on its own. It will not connect to the other shows in any way, which is rare in this world of everything needing to be a shared multiverse — especially for a TV line-up looking to emulate the vibes of Marvel's Netflix shows, and DC's own Arrowverse (all of which connect among themselves). 

DC Chief Creative Officer (and publisher) Jim Lee said, "We have no mandate to tie everything together." This is a departure from the films of the DCEU, which are (at this point) tied together in some way, though we're starting to see even that mandate soften. 

The new platform will also be the home of the continued Young Justice animated series, called Young Justice: Outsiders. Harley Quinn is going to get her own animated show as well.

Can't make it to San Diego to see all of the DC goodness in person? Worry not— we have you covered. Click here for SYFY WIRE's full coverage SDCC 2018, including up-to-the-minute news, exclusive interviews, and videos.

(Via: CNet)