Sixth and Final Season of ‘Lucifer’ Due on DVD Sept. 13

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC will release the sixth and final season of “Lucifer” on DVD Sept. 13.

In addition to all 10 episodes from season six, the release includes deleted scenes and a gag reel. It will also be available on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection (warnerarchive.com).

Lucifer: The Complete Sixth Season will be available to own digitally Sept. 12.

Lucifer: The Complete Series will also be available on DVD with all 93 episodes from the series, as well as hours of bonus features from all six seasons. 

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In the sixth and final season of “Lucifer,” viewers close the chapter on our crime-solving Devil. With Los Angeles no longer the battleground for his angelic siblings, Lucifer’s relationship with Chloe has never been stronger. Life is good. But his past always finds a way of catching up to him.

The series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia and Rachael Harris. Based on the characters from DC created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, “Lucifer” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.

HBO Max Orders Adult-Animated ‘Harley Quinn’ Spinoff

HBO Max has ordered the 10-episode, adult-animated DC series  “Noonan’s” (working title).

The series, centered on Kite Man (voiced by Matt Oberg), is a spin-off of the Max Original adult-animated DC series “Harley Quinn,” which returns for its third season this summer.
 
In “Noonan’s,” lovable loser Kite Man and his new squeeze Golden Glider moonlight as criminals to support their foolish purchase of Noonan’s, Gotham’s seediest dive bar, where everybody knows your name, but not necessarily your secret identity. 

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“We love the wild and fun world of ‘Harley Quinn’ so much we just had to make a spinoff and who better to center it around than the outcast Kite Man,” Suzanna Makkos, EVP of original comedy and adult animation for HBO Max and Adult Swim, said in a statement. “Justin, Patrick and Dean have created the perfect local hangout for Gotham City’s not-so-finest at Noonan’s, where bar patrons can blow off steam after a long day of mayhem.”    

“‘Harley Quinn’ unlocked a world of hilarious possibilities with the iconic superheroes and supervillains of the DC Universe,” Peter Girardi, EVP, alternative programming, Warner Bros. Animation, said in a statement. “Exploring this world further with our partners at HBO Max and DC is going to be a lot of fun. Plus, after getting dumped by Poison Ivy, the least we could do was give Kite Man his own show.” 

The show is executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Sam Register, Dean Lorey and Kaley Cuoco. Dean Lorey serves as showrunner. Based on the characters from DC, the series is produced by Delicious Non-Sequitur and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

HBO Max Renews ‘Peacemaker’ for Second Season

HBO Max has renewed “Peacemaker” — written and directed by James Gunn and starring John Cena — for a second season.

The eight-episode first season of the DC spinoff series premiered on Jan. 13 and will have its finale on Feb. 17. 

Gunn will direct and write all episodes for season two.

“Peacemaker” debuted as the No. 1 new original streaming series for social engagement on Twitter across all of television and remains the No. 1 social show year to date across Max Originals on multiple social platforms, according to HBO Max.

The series follows the explosive escapades of the character that Cena reprises in the aftermath of Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad — a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

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“The brilliance of James Gunn once again shines with ‘Peacemaker.’ He took this character, brought to life by the inimitable John Cena, and created an exceptional series that’s simultaneously thrilling, hilarious and heartfelt, showcasing the humanity beneath this team of misfits living in a superhuman world,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement. “As the first original DC show to have its series premiere on HBO Max, we are thrilled that the viewers agreed to give peace a f***ing chance.”

“Creating ‘Peacemaker’ has been one of the true highlights of my life, both professionally and otherwise, with John Cena and the incredible creative team around me, as well as our partners at HBO Max,” Gunn said in a statement. “To have something we all love so much be loved by the audience in turn has been a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for folks to see where Team Peacemaker goes in season two!”

“I am incredibly honored and humbled by the response to ‘Peacemaker’ and the experience of playing this character,” Cena said in a statement. “Thank you to James Gunn, Peter Safran, HBO Max, the crew, and my castmates who worked tirelessly to make this unforgettable series.”

In addition to Cena, the season one cast includes Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, Chukwudi Iwuji, Steve Agee and Robert Patrick. Gunn wrote all eight season one episodes and directed five, including the first. Gunn, Peter Safran and Matt Miller serve as executive producers on the series, with Cena as co-executive producer and Stacy Littlejohn as consulting producer.

Based on characters from DC, “Peacemaker” is produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

DC’s ‘Stargirl: The Complete Second Season’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 8

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Stargirl: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Feb. 8.

The release includes all 13 episodes from the second season plus a featurette and gag reel. The Blu-ray includes a digital copy. Stargirl: The Complete Second Season is also available to own digitally.

Based on DC Comics characters, “Stargirl” follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) and her stepfather Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) as she leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC’s very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America. In the second season, Courtney and her friends take on one of the most frightening adversaries in DC’s mythology — the dark entity of corruption known as Eclipso (Nick Tarabay).

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“Stargirl” also stars Yvette Monreal (Rambo: Last Blood, Faking It), Anjelika Washington (Tall Girl, Young Sheldon), Cameron Gellman (Heathers, 20th Century Women), Trae Romano (Robbie, 555), Hunter Sansone (Safety), Meg DeLacy (The Fosters), Nick Tarabay (Spartacus) and Amy Smart (Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect). Jonathan Cake (Chuck) has a recurring role as Richard Swift aka The Shade.

Season Six of ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Coming to Disc Nov. 9

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Sixth Season on Blu-ray and DVD Nov.9.

The release includes all 15  one-hour episodes from the sixth season of the CW series, plus extra content including several featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Sixth Season is also available to purchase from digital retailers.

In season six, having spent last season trying to track down the Loom of Fate, the Legends must now save history from a foe like none they’ve encountered in the past or future. The timeship Waverider’s crew have dealt with monsters, time anomalies, and most recently, villains from Hell, but this season they will face something even more challenging and bizarre — space aliens.

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HBO Max Greenlights DC Series Based on World of Upcoming ‘The Batman’ Feature

HBO Max has given a series commitment to an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves, “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter, The Batman producer Dylan Clark, and Warner Bros. Television.

The series, to be written by Winter, is set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature film and will build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms.

“The series provides an unprecedented opportunity to extend the world established in the movie, and further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham,” according to a press release.

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This marks the first television project for Reeves under his recently announced overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group.

“This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream,”  Reeves said in a statement.

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“We are so fortunate to have such great partners in Matt, Dylan, and Terry and unprecedented access to a wealth of IP from our partners at Warner Bros. and DC,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement.

“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come,” Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max, and president of TNT, TBS and TruTV, said in a statement. “This is Batman as most audiences have never seen before and we know fans will want to spend more time in this new world inspired by the film.”

In addition to helming Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman, which will be released in October 2021, Reeves previously co-wrote and directed War for the Planet of the Apes, directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, wrote and directed Let Me In, and directed Cloverfield, among other films.

Family Dynamics Build Conflict in ‘Lego DC: Batman — Family Matters’

Even though he’s a superhero, Batman can’t build a gadget to shield himself from family conflict in Lego DC: Batman — Family Matters.

Voice cast and creators were on hand at San Diego Comic-Con for the world premiere of the direct-to-video title July 21. The animated movie, which involves Batman, Batgirl, Robin and other superheroes facing off against Red Hood, who is obsessed with destroying the Bat-family and all of Gotham City, will be available Aug. 20 on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

“It’s kind of an analysis of Batman because he really is the head of the Batman family and there’s a responsibility that goes with that,” said director Matt Peters in an interview before the screening. “How would Batman the crime fighter deal with that? Is he ok with that? Is he comfortable with it? Is it something that he would like to relinquish? Is it something that he would like to take responsibility for? And that’s kind of the story for a hero as well.”

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In the feature, Batman faces different conflicts with several family members, including various Robins.

“You have Batman trying to struggle with being a superhero and a dad at the same time,” said Troy Baker, who voices Batman and noted he’s facing his own dad struggles with a  14-month-old son. “The past, present and future are kind of tag-teaming him because you have Nightwing … you have Jason Todd, you have Red Hood, you have Damian Wayne — we see how much of an important facet Robin is to Batman.”

Jason Spisak, the voice of Red Hood/Jason Todd, finds the disaffected character easily relatable for families.

“A Lego movie is a great chance to have a whole family watch it, and if there’s someone in the family who’s bitter and somebody who’s angst-ridden or whatever, they can see this play out on the screen and then at the end when Batman and Jason have a moment of reconciliation, they can possibly open that door in their own family,” he said.

Then there’s Batgirl to add some spice.

“With Lego, the humor is far more sardonic,” said Alyson Stoner (Batgirl). “There’s a sassiness and a snarkiness to her in this version.”

While the Lego direct-to-video projects involve a separate universe from the theatrical movies, they have the famous plastic brick world in common.

“We do work hand and hand with Lego,” said producer Rick Morales, adding, “I got to go to Denmark to actual Lego headquarters and work out with their team what they might create for their sets and talk about the possibilities.”

Legos make up all the sets for the DTV title.

“You can pretty much take anything that’s in this movie and build it straight up from Lego bricks,” he said. “It would cost you thousands and thousands of dollars. I wouldn’t recommend it. But most everything in here is really buildable, and we’ve even developed a library with our designers of CGI bricks that are legitimate in scale.”

“Honestly, it’s one of the coolest projects I’ve ever been involved in,” Stoner added. “You just say the word Lego, and it’s pretty awesome.”

Playing one of numerous Batmans on page, screen and home video involves a certain responsibility to the character, Baker said.

“This may be the first introduction to Batman that somebody ever has,” he said. “And if that’s it, I just want them to go, ‘What’s the original?’ All of these pull from these great storylines. So if I make a kid or an adult pick up a comic book, then I’ve done my job.”

DC Universe SVOD Service Offers Holiday Discount, Will Bow Titles Same Day as Disc

DC Universe animated movies will be available on the DC Universe SVOD service the same day as each title’s 4K and Blu-Ray combo pack release beginning Jan. 29 with Reign of the Supermen, the service announced.

Also, DC Universe (dcuniverse.com), which launched Sept. 15 and showcases DC comic book characters, is offering membership discounts for U.S. subscribers for a limited time. Viewers can get the first three months of membership at $3.99 per month (regularly $7.99 per month) or a full year for $59.99 (regularly $74.99) plus taxes through Dec. 20 at dcuniverse.com/join.

From Dec. 14-24 DC Universe members have a chance to participate in 10 days of gifts directly from favorite characters. Ten winners will have the chance to win one of 10 prizes, to be revealed each day, featuring DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains such as Batman, The Joker, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman and The Flash.

Other new DC animated movies coming in 2019 include Reign of the Supermen, due Jan. 29, plus Justice League vs The Fatal Five and Batman: Hush.

Also, DC Universe has released the final trailer for the first season finale of original series “Titans,” which will include the face off of Robin vs. Batman. The finale debuts Dec. 21, on which date all episodes from season one will be available to binge.

In the three months since its debut, “Titans” has been viewed by 97% of members, according to the service.

Other series available to binge include “Green Lantern: The Animated Series,” starting Jan. 1, and “Batman (1989),” “Batman Returns,” “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin.”

Members have read 2.7 million comics on the service to date, with viewers reading comics that relate directly to the video content they are viewing, according to the service.

“This early glimpse at how our members are engaging with DC Universe points to why fans joining the digital service are not just video viewers; they are reading comics, participating in the community, and winning rewards on a service that allows them to not only stream exciting series and movies but share their fandom in a place that is all their own,” said Sam Ades, SVP and GM, DC Digital Services.

The “DC Daily” show, which has released a new episode every weekday since launch, is among the most-watched programs on a daily basis, according to the service. Guests have included Kevin Smith, Minka Kelly, Brian Michael Bendis, Caity Lotz, Jesse Rath and Paul Dini.

Since going live, the service has run weekly sweepstakes giving away rewards to members, including a tour of DC, a ride in the Batmobile, a trip to the Aquaman movie premiere, tickets to screenings across the country, and hundreds of books, posters, toys and more.

The DC Universe service is available in the United States on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV and the Roku platform, as well as the web and mobile web.