Super DC producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) announced during WarnerMedia Day that he was producing a new DC anthology series called Strange Adventures for HBO Max, based on a 1950s comic book run. While the property saw several comic book revivals in the ’90s, 2000s, and 2010s, this will be the first screen adaptation.
While many of the series’ specifics were still kept under wraps, Berlanti’s brief description — “An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist” — made it sound like a series of Black Mirror or Twilight Zone-esque stories set in the world of DC superheroes. Which is to say — pretty dang interesting. Could it be close in tone to HBO’s other dissection of the fears and politics of comic book heroes, Watchmen? Or something completely different? We’ll keep you posted on all of Berlanti and HBO Max’s Strange Adventures adventures as they develop.
The official synopsis for Strange Adventures is below. For more on HBO Max and DC’s partnership, here’s how you can stream every DC film, including Joker.
Strange Adventures, a DC Super Hero anthology series executive produced by Berlanti, will feature characters from across the DC canon. This one-hour drama series will explore close-ended morality tales about the intersecting lives of mortals and superhumans. Strange Adventures is based on the characters from DC and is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Berlanti, Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Titans, Doom Patrol), and showrunner/writer John Stephens (Gotham, Gossip Girl) serve as executive producers. Charlie Huston (Powers, Gotham) is a co-executive producer, Brigitte Hales (Once Upon a Time) is a producer, and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds (Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child, The Twilight Zone) is a consulting producer.