What a difference a year makes. Last year, we said that we would see a slow winding down of DC coming to Netflix, but that’s not the entire case. Here’s a rundown of all the DC Comics adaptations coming to Netflix in 2023 or beyond.
Until recently, the mantra was that most new DC adaptations would be made primarily at Warner Bros. Discovery HBO Max streaming service.
Given the recent move from bad boy detectiveeverything else is on the table for Netflix or others to pick up, which is a very different strategy than previous heads of Warner Bros before the merger with Discovery.
Going forward, DC TV projects are expected to land on HBO Max by default if they are within the scope of the 10 Year Plan led by James Gunn. On the other hand, movie adaptations are expected to hit theaters and then hit HBO Max in window periods.
That said, Netflix is on board to stream DC series from existing contracts or left out of Gunn’s new universe, so let’s dig into what’s on the way in 2023 and beyond:
Netflix DC Original Shows Coming Soon
Sweet tooth (Season 2 and 3)
Developed by Jim Mickle from the comics by Jeff Lemire, this DC adaptation follows young Gus, who sets out on a journey to find his mother and travels with his partner, Big Man.
Season 1 debuted in June 2021 and was soon renewed for a second season scheduled to hit Netflix sometime in spring 2023.
According to multiple sources, Netflix and DC have also given the go-ahead for a third season of the show which will begin production in 2023. However, Netflix has yet to officially confirm a third season.
The Sandman (Season 2 (?))
After the release of The Sandman in the summer of 2022, it was a bit of a hit or miss if the show would return for a second season. Fast forward a few months and we got confirmation that the show would be returning for new episodes, although whether or not it will be a season 2 is up for debate.
Either way, Morpheus will return for new adventures based on Neil Gaiman’s comics in due course only on Netflix.
bodies (Limited Series)
Based on the DC comic of the same name by Si Spencer, this new British thriller series is directed by Paul Tomalin and Moonage Pictures.
The eight-part series follows four detectives in four different time periods in London who find themselves investigating the same murder.
Shira Haas will play DC Maplewood in the series alongside Stephen Graham, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Kyle Soller and Amaka Okafor.
dead detectives (Season 1)
Originally slated for HBO Max and halfway through filming, Dead Boys Detectives made a last-minute move to Netflix, where it will now premiere worldwide.
Created by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner, the story follows the ghosts of two dead children who remain on Earth to become detectives investigating crimes involving the supernatural instead of entering the afterlife.
The show comes from Berlanti Productions and is being developed by Steve Yockey. Briana Cuoco, Caitlin Reilly, Max Jenkins and Lukas Gage will star.
DC Licensed Series Coming to Netflix in Select Regions
The flash (Season 9)
Coming to Netflix: Weekly in some regions and mid-2023 in other regions
The ninth and final season of The Flash will say goodbye to the Barry Allen version of Grant Gustin, who has been on our screens since 2014.
The series hits most Netflix regions worldwide, but depending on where you live, you’ll either receive weekly episode releases or all 13 episodes of the final season in a single release later this year.
Once the show ends, that closes the book on the Arrowverse. It also closes the book on The CW superhero series coming to Netflix.
Speaking of the Arrowverse, you’ll still need Netflix (at least in the US) to watch the comic book stories, and if you’re looking for a guide on how to watch the Arrowverse on Netflix, we’ve got you covered.
titans (Season 4)
Coming to Netflix: 2023 (expected), excluding Netflix in the United States
titans is also coming to an end with the most recent season and will do so along with its companion series doom patrol.
Season 4 has already begun streaming in the United States, with the first six episodes of the total 12 debuting on HBO Max between November and December 2022. The rest are expected in 2023 and will be released on Netflix in all regions except the US. USA shortly after.
Are you looking forward to any DC shows coming to Netflix soon? Let us know in the comments.