A Three-Part DC Comics Documentary Is Coming to HBO Max

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A DC Comics documentary series is coming to HBO Max from the director of The Pixar Story.

The news was announced on Wednesday in a press release from WarnerMedia. The show will be developed by DC Comics and promises a complete history of the company. The documentary will be so big it will be spread over three parts and stream exclusively on HBO Max.

Leslie Iwerks and Mark Catalena will co-direct the series with CW DC boss Greg Berlanti as an executive producer. Iwerks previously directed The Pixar Story and The Imagineering Story for Disney with Catalena acting as an editor and writer on The Imagineering Story. Berlanti is best known to DC Comics fans as an executive producer on the Arrowverse TV shows.

DC Comics CCO Jim Lee said in a press release that he’s excited that a documentary series can explore an 80-year history of comics, movies, and more.

“DC has a rich legacy of over 80 years of iconic storytelling: from the introduction of the genre defining [sic] Super Hero Superman in 1938 to the amazing movies, TV shows, cartoons, games and comics which have been synonymous with superheroism for generations thereafter,” Lee said. “We are so excited to dive into this history and bring fans along this amazing journey.”

It won’t be the first DC Comics documentary released by the company. The 89-minute movie Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics was released in 2010 and is currently available for free on the Warner Bros. Entertainment YouTube channel.

Outside of comics, DC is currently airing new seasons of Supergirl and Stargirl on The CW, new seasons of Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls on Cartoon Network, and new seasons of Titans and Doom Patrol on HBO Max.

Injustice, a new DC Comics movie, is scheduled for release on October 19. Two new DC Comics video games, Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, are expected to be released in 2022 with DC Universe Online continuously updated.

DC fans recently got a sneak peek at new music for the upcoming movie The Batman. In our Doom Patrol season 3 premiere review, we said the new season “premieres with its signature blend of poignant character development and plain WTF moments, paving the way for an exciting installment.”

Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.

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