It seems that not all DC animation will remain locked to the HBO Max service in the future.
Warner Bros. TV’s Channing Dungey spoke at the U.K. TV conference Content London and revealed that a new deal for DC animation is in the works with Amazon. “One of the interesting things that’s exciting for me at this moment, the approach of the previous management was much more like ‘Everything has to stay in house, we don’t want anything to go outside,’” said Dungey. “David Zaslav has been much more open to our exploring all of our animated IP and being able to do it on different platforms. Certainly HBO Max is going to be our first stop but we’re already in the process of closing a big deal with Amazon that’s going to feature some of our DC-branded content in animation.”
There are some definite unknowns at this point. Amazon currently has two streaming services: The premium Prime Video, and the ad-supported Freevee. We don’t know if this potential deal is for one or both of the services. We also don’t if it is for all-new content, or potentially some back catalog content as well.
One of the nice things about HBO Max has been having a central hub for all things DC, but it appears that we will be heading back to needing to use multiple services once again.