It’s been nearly two years since details for the DC Universe streaming platform were unveiled, long before the announcement of HBO Max streaming service. Despite assurances to DC Universe that the platform was “still going strong” back in October, the future of the DC Universe platform remained in doubt. Today another blow was dealt when Collider confirmed the cancellation of the DC Daily webseries.
Below is a statement provided by a DC Universe spokesperson also shared on the DC Universe Community:
“After more than 400 episodes, DC Daily will air its final broadcast on Friday, July 3. This year has brought more challenges than the show could overcome. We thank all the fans and talent and hosts for bringing this show to life. It’s been a fun ride.”
To overcome the production obstacles created by the current pandemic, the DC Daily cast has been recording episodes from the safety of their homes through video chat.
One of the program’s hosts, Clarke Wolfe, took to Twitter to express her feelings regarding the news.
#DCDaily was a dream job. I cannot stress enough that this show's cast and crew have become like family to me. I am so proud of what we were able to accomplish as fans of the DC brand. The good news is we still have a bunch more episodes to go! Our series finale will air on 7/3. pic.twitter.com/gGQYKQfM4N
— Clarke Wolfe (@clarkewolfe) June 8, 2020
Other hosts have included Hector Navarro, Clarke Wolfe, Samm Levine, Sam Humphries, Whitney Moore, Amy Dallen as well as Tiffany Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Brian Tong, Markeia McCarty, John Kourounis,and John Barrowman.
It’s certainly been a time of change to say the least. It’s very possible that DC Universe may pivot as an exclusive comics platform with HBO Max handling DC Comics media content as many have speculated.
Be sure to tune in Friday, July 3rd for the final episode of DC Daily.
UPDATED: Hector Navarro tweeted about the cancellation