Machinima Developing Multiple Series Based on DC Properties
Late last year it was announced that YouTube network Machinima would be making a three episode series based on Justice League: Gods and Monsters, the new Bruce Timm created DC universe where Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are much darker and not the same characters we know them as. This announcement was apparently a precursor of things to come, because Machinima has just announced three more DC related project they’re working on.
The first is Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles Season 2. Yep, before the first season or the movie have been released or seen by anybody Machinima has already put another season into production alongside DC Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Content. Unlike the first season, premiering this June, which only has three episodes, Season 2 will have 10 episodes.
Second is DC Hero Project, a reality/game show kinda thing. According to the press release, DC is “setting out to discover the next great creator for the world of DC Comics.” Eight contestants will be competing for a chance to develop a live-action short video based on the Starman comic series. Geoff Johns, chief creative officer at DC, and a panel of “esteemed judges,” will be joined by various celebrities to judge the competition.
Finally, and most hated by me, is #4Hero, an updated-for-the-times adaptation of Dial H for Hero. Instead of being about somebody finding on old rotary dial (or at least something that looks kind of like one like they did in H.E.R.O.), the show will be about Nellie Tribble, a young woman who finds a smartphone app that changes her into a superhero for a little while. The problem (aside from everything I just wrote) is that the hero she turns into is dictated by whatever is trending on social media… I hate this idea with every fiber of my being.