After Peacemaker, more than a dozen more DC TV programs are set to premiere, bringing the total number of DC TV shows to over a dozen. The majority of DC’s series has been airing on The CW as part of the Arrowverse for several years. In recent years, the popular TV superhero world has become more competitive as DC Universe has released a slew of new series, including Titans and Doom Patrol. The advent of HBO Max by WarnerMedia offered up a new channel for a range of DC programming. The number of series in production has continued to rise, thanks to several outlets’ interest in bringing various DC Comics characters to the screen.
Peacemaker, on the other hand, signals a tremendous shift in power. It is the first TV program to be officially affiliated with the DC Extended Universe since it stars John Cena as Peacemaker, who originally appeared in The Suicide Squad. Peacemaker is once again challenged with saving the planet from an extraterrestrial menace in the series, which takes up immediately after the events of the film. Peacemaker’s popularity has piqued Warner Bros., DC, and HBO Max’s interest in producing new episodes. This includes further spinoffs from forthcoming DC films, as well as other animation projects and maybe new universes.
All of the upcoming DC projects will work in tandem with popular shows like Harley Quinn, Young Justice, and The CW’s Arrowverse franchises. On HBO Max, viewers will be able to witness several of the DC projects currently in development, but there are also plans for more Arrowverse entrants. In this case, here’s a list of every anticipated DC TV program following Peacemaker.
Another Suicide Squad spinoff is currently in development
James Gunn has stated that he is developing a new Suicide Squad spinoff for HBO Max. The program is still in the early stages of creation, but it is likely to air regardless of whether Peacemaker receives a second season. There are several characters from The Suicide Squad that might feature in their own spinoff, including Bloodsport (Idris Elba) and Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior). Gunn has also shown interest in directing a Harley Quinn film starring Margot Robbie, so that may be in the works for Harley’s DCEU future. Even though there is little information about the impending Suicide Squad spinoff, there’s no question that it will materialize.
Justice League Dark
HBO Max is reportedly developing a massive Justice League Dark TV series. JJ Abrams, an acclaimed producer/director, and his production firm Bad Robot are behind the project. The film Justice League Dark is set to kick off a shared world of Justice League Dark films and television programs. Characters like John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Zatanna, Deadman, and Swamp Thing usually make up the Justice League Dark squad. So yet, no casting for the Justice League Dark program has been disclosed. The team-up series hasn’t seen many updates recently, therefore the series’ release date is unknown.
Madame Xanadu will also have her own series, which will be spun off from Justice League Dark. In June 2021, Abrams revealed that the Madame X series was in early development, with Angela Robinson (Professor Marston & the Wonder Women) writing and producing. As part of Robinson’s overall arrangement with Warner Bros., the idea came to fruition. The role of the immortal future teller has yet to be cast. Madame X has yet to get a release date from HBO Max.
The Arrowverse’s intentions for further Gotham storylines have led to the development of Gotham Knights on The CW. The show will not be a spinoff of Batwoman, but will instead introduce a new cast of Batman-like characters, including Bruce Wayne’s rebellious adopted son. After being jointly blamed for Batman’s death, Batman’s son is forced to work with the offspring of his father’s foes. There have been no casting announcements as of yet, but with Gotham Knights set to begin production in April 2022, the program might premiere on The CW in late 2022 or early 2023.
Another new series starring David Ramsey’s John Diggle is being developed by the CW. In Justice U, Diggle will recruit five teenage superheroes to go undercover at a prominent university. Diggle will prepare them to be the next generation of Arrowverse heroes by guiding them through this journey. What youthful DC heroes will Diggle train in Justice U has yet to be disclosed. The program is still in the works, but if everything comes together, it may join the Arrowverse lineup in 2023.
Batman: Caped Crusader
The animated series Batman: Caped Crusader is in production for HBO Max, and it will be the home of a fresh perspective on the Dark Knight. JJ Abrams, Matt Reeves, and Bruce Timm, co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series, are behind the project. Ed Brubaker, a well-known comics writer, will also act as the show’s main writer. The first season of Batman: Caped Crusader will consist of ten episodes and will reimagine the Batman mythos. In 2023, the program will premiere on HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
DC Superhero High
DC Superhero High, a new live-action series from HBO Max, is also in development. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman created the half-hour comedy program, which follows a group of young heroes who live in a boarding school for exceptional children. DC Superhero High will follow the characters as they develop into the renowned DC heroes that fans know and love. It’s unclear which DC characters will star in the series or when it will premiere on HBO Max.
Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins To Shine
A Teen Titans Go! spinoff is also in the works, with Cartoon Network and HBO Max focusing on the return to the world of Night Begins to Shine. In the spinoff, Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Starfire return to the musical realm to defend it from a new menace that only their mixtape can defeat. At this time, there is no guaranteed release date for Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins to Shine, but as seen, DC has a great schedule of programming on the way after Peacemaker.