Since Titans is leaving DC Universe, what is the show’s fate?

Titans -- Ep. 211 -- "E.L._.O" -- Photo Credit: Christos Kalohoridis / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Titans -- Ep. 211 -- "E.L._.O" -- Photo Credit: Christos Kalohoridis / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Titans is no longer a DC Universe original, but what does that mean for the fate of the show?

Titans‘ departure from the DC Universe streaming service has been a concern for fans of the show for some time. But those concerns came to fruition when the show’s Facebook Page, DC Universe’s Titans, changed  to DC’s Titans.

The show’s third season was expected to drop sometime in the fall but no official date was confirmed, and with everything happening in the world right now and the delays that come with that, its time-frame for a return remains unclear.

Of course, season 3 is still going ahead and there were even some recent reveals at the Titans panel during DC FanDome – including the announcement that Curran Walters’ Jason Todd will become the Red Hood in addition to some tidbits about Barbara Gordon‘s arrival and what we can expect from Damaris Lewis’ Blackfire.

But where will season 3 live?

Titans has found a new home

Since other DC Universe series like Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn and Stargirl are no longer exclusive to the DC streamer – with the first two being shared with HBO Max and the latter also airing on The CW (where it will be exclusive to next season) – there was evidence to suggest that Titans would most likely follow.

DC Entertainment CCO Jim Lee later confirmed that was would indeed be the case during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter , revealing that, although DC Universe will live on in some capacity, the original shows (bar Stargirl and the cancelled Swamp Thing) would be rolled over to HBO Max. However, what is the fate of Titans once it drops on HBO Max?

The Fate of the Titans

At present, the WarnerMedia streamer currently has 4.1 million subscribers which is lower than Disney’s relatively new streaming service Disney Plus. So what does this actually mean? While the subscribers will grow over time and may remain a constant, internationally HBO Max is only available in Latin America and parts of Europe. Naturally, its reach will increase over time, but as of right now, will that affect Titans‘ popularity? Probably not.

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While shows like Harley Quinn and Stargirl have dropped on both their original home DC Universe and additional distribution channels (and on satellite networks outside the US), Titans is distributed on Netflix worldwide shortly after it completes it run, allowing it to reach a much wider audience. Since DCU was exclusive to the US, there’s a strong chance Titans‘ presence on the slightly further-reaching streamer could increase its popularity… provided its worldwide presence on Netflix continues.

The show may have a lot of competition on HBO Max for those audiences after a straight-forward action superhero drama. Although since it was the first ever DC Universe show, its original audience would likely still migrate to the alternate streaming service.

The fate of Titans rides on the success of season 3 and, like always, how the audience responds to the characters and their respective arcs and the overall storylines, whether or not it improves on some of the glaring issues fans had with it before and if it’s still watched by a worldwide audience.

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Are you looking forward to seeing what Titans season 3 will look like on HBO Max? Do you think the show will be well-received by its audience? Let us know in the comments below!