Following their investment in the service, Warner Bros. Pictures is teaming with Machinima for the new animated short form series “Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles”.
“Batman: The Animated Series” producers Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett are teaming to produce the digital series which will be based on the original animated film “Justice League: Gods and Monsters” which Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release in 2015.
‘Chronicles’ deals with alternate and much darker versions of iconic Justice League members such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Machinma’s CEO Chad Gutstein said in a statement:
“Ever since we announced the Warner Bros. strategic investment, we have been looking for a new and exciting way to tap into the company’s unmatched content. With Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, Machinima will be the very first place fans can experience a new vision for DC Comics’ beloved Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman characters. In addition, we have built a first-of-its-kind package for brands to engage with these characters to reach Machinima’s elusive audience.”
Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series president Sam Register added:
“We couldn’t be happier to be announcing our first new digital series today, and we’re even more excited that it’s a collaboration with such accomplished storytellers as Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett, who have been responsible for some of the most innovative and creative DC Universe projects. We can’t wait for fans to have a chance to see the world they have created when Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles debuts on Machinima next year.”
The digital series is expected to debut in spring 2015, several weeks before the launch of the film.