Machinima Lands Original 'Justice League' Series
Batman and Superman are teaming up again, this time in a new limited-run series.
Machinima has landed a three-part Justice League series from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. The series, called Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, is set to launch in spring of 2015.
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This marks the first major move for Machinima, a YouTube multichannel network, since Warner Bros. invested heavily in the company earlier this year.
"With Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, Machinima will be the very first place fans can experience a new vision for DC Comics’ beloved Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman characters," Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein said in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series was created by Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, who both worked as producers on Batman: The Animated Series. The new series is based on the original animated film Justice League: Gods & Monsters, executive produced by Timm and co-produced by Burnett. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the film in 2015. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' live-action Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most-anticipated films of 2016.
"We couldn’t be happier to be announcing our first new digital series today, and we’re even more excited that it’s a collaboration with such accomplished storytellers as Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, who have been responsible for some of the most innovative and creative DC Universe projects," said Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. animation and digital series.
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