James Gunn Teases First Superhero TV Show from DC Studios on the Way

By Richard Nebens Posted:
Justice League

DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn just hinted that his first official TV show within the new DC Universe (DCU) is in the early stages of development.

Gunn and his partner, Peter Safran, are currently hard at work developing the plan for the new era of the DCU, moving towards new stars and characters with a fresh slate over the next few years. For the most part, fans are looking forward to seeing what theatrical movies are included in this slate, although there are sure to be new streaming projects from DC’s TV side as well.

Thus far, there are a couple of shows still reported to be in development for HBO Max such as Gunn's own Peacemaker Season 2 and Matt Reeves' Penguin spin-off, although nothing has been confirmed about their status following the change in management.

But now, as Gunn prepares to reveal his official plans for what the DCU has in store for the next few years, he's also hinted that new material from the TV side is in the works as well.

New DC TV on the Way From James Gunn

James Gunn, Justice League

In a new update on Twitter, DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn revealed that he's already completed part of the writing for the first new unannounced TV show coming to the DC Universe.

While he didn't indicate which hero or villain would be featured in this new show, he noted that his new slate of projects is already in motion after writing the first third of the mysterious series - along with having several major DC meetings and some post-production on Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:

"My day: wrote 1/3 of an unannounced DC TV show; ok’d 100 VFX shots, did reference acting for Rocket, & gave editing notes for Vol 3; & had two big DC Studios meetings."

What Will James Gunn Bring to DC TV?

Fans are eagerly awaiting what James Gunn has in store for the future of the DC Universe, which will start to become clearer after he announces the first part of his slate later in January. But what hasn't been discussed on any level yet is the TV side of the new DCU, which will hopefully play a big role as HBO Max continues to compete against other big names in Amazon Prime and Disney+.

Rumors have indicated that Gunn isn't planning a full blanket reboot for the DCU, meaning some of the shows planned under the previous management at Warner Bros. could still be made. But unfortunately, it's difficult to predict which exact show Gunn is working on with no other projects confirmed to be in development from either the big or small screen.

Even so, seeing that Gunn is already this far along with his first new TV show is an exciting development, especially since it will likely be one of the first steps for the DCU as it expands to new heights over the next eight to ten years.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.