HBO Max will give DC Comics and its entertainment initiatives a proper retrospective.
The service announced Thursday that it will produce a 3-part documentary series from The Imagineering Story‘s Leslie Iwerks. According to the press release, the program will take “an unprecedented look at the enduring and influential legacy of DC, allowing fans to rediscover the universe of characters, as well as the iconic comic book company’s origins, its evolution and its nearly nine-decade cultural impact across every artistic medium.” If you watched The Imagineering Story, you may have an idea of just how in-depth this series may turn out, although we doubt there will be an entire episode devoted to Mort Weisinger. One thing we’d love to see, though, is a few minutes on the early mergers and acquisitions which led to the Golden Age DC Universe and the creation of the original Justice Society of America.
In a statement, Iwerks said, “The DC Universe is vast, rich and incredibly cool, and we’re looking forward to bringing the untold stories of the characters, artists and storytellers to life in a fresh new way.” She will co-direct the series with co-executive producer Mark Catalena. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden are also on board as executive producers alongside Iwerks.
It is unclear when the series will debut, but we look forward to it joining the DC Entertainment Hub on Max soon.