Docu series: untold stories of characters, artists and storytellers of DC Universe

HBO Max has ordered a three-part DC documentary series from Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated director, producer and showrunner Leslie Iwerks.

Leslie 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.” 

Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, DC, Berlanti Productions and Iwerks & Co., the documentary series takes 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.

docu series showing how dc characters have untold stories of of them and the artists and storytellers

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

Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television: “We hope to do these iconic heroes justice by joining forces with HBO Max as we dive deep into the DC Universe’s super powerful, rich history and create the definitive behind-the-scenes documentary.”

Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family, HBO Max quote: “DC has created some of the most meaningful, culturally significant comic book characters that have defined a generation and truly impacted people’s lives. We are thrilled to take fans behind-the-scenes and give them a never-before-seen look into the company and creators behind this iconic universe.” 

Mark Catalena, co-executive producer and co-director quote: “The geeks have inherited the earth. By revealing the personal inspirations from those who have crafted this expansive universe, we hope viewers will understand why this modern mythology matters so much to people.”

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