It looks like Warner Media is planning to develop DC Comics-based projects that are produced outside of the United States.
At the virtual Web Summit conference, HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys stated the following:
We’re also going to work to see DC content in other countries outside of the U.S, One of the big themes of bringing HBO Max together was breaking down the silos between HBO, Warner Bros and TBS and TNT. I’d say one other silo was international. One of the things that we’re going to do with Max is that all of our international productions will eventually live on Max and we’re going to do a much better job of co-ordinating between all of the folks programming in Europe, Latin America and Asia so if there’s anything that we’re developing that has real cross-border appeal, we’ll be able to highlight that.
Other streamers have been producing originals in other continents like Europe and Asia for ages now. For example, Netflix has been killing it these last few years, with hits like Germany’s Dark, South Korea’s Kingdom, India’s Sacred Games and others.
Naturally, WarnerMedia also plans to make HBO Max available internationally. This is what the head of HBO Max Global, Andy Forssell, had to say about the matter:
We will and need to be a global service. It’s an imperative to achieve scale. In the second half of 2021, you’ll see us start to upgrade some of the existing direct to consumer HBO services in Europe to HBO Max, double the content, a lot more capabilities, so by the end of the year both of those regions will be very active. The plan is to be in 190 countries, it’s just how fast can we do that roll-out.
Upcoming HBO Max DC originals include; Zack Snyder’s Justice League (set to release in a few months), Titans season 3 (currently in the middle of production), Doom Patrol season 3 (set to start production next month), Wonder Woman 1984 (set to release on December 25), and more.