Warner is making a documentary on DC Comics for HBO Max

The creator of 'The Pixar Story' and 'The Imagineering Story' is co-directing the three part documentary.

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September 24th, 2021
exhibition 'Universo DC Comics' (lit. DC Universe Comics), during its opening at Fernando Fernan Gomez Cultural Center in Madrid, Spain, 29 March 2016. The show, which reviews 80 years of the US comic book publisher through more than 150 original comics, original superherores outfits and audiovisual material, runs from 24 March until 21 April 2016 Photo: Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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A three-part documentary series on DC Comics is coming to HBO Max, according to Deadline. Warner Bros. Unscripted Television is producing the documentary, which will detail the influence and legacy of DC from the time it was established and the time Superman was born in the 1930s. The division is working with Leslie Iwerks (as co-director and executive producer) and Greg Berlanti (as executive producer) for the project. 

Iwerks is known for several other high-profile documentaries, including The Pixar Story that showed audiences what happens behind the scenes at the animation studio and The Imagineering Story, which gives viewers a look at how Disney develops rides and attractions for its parks. She will co-direct the documentary with Mark Catalena, who served as editor for The Imagineering Story. Meanwhile, Berlanti is a prolific writer, director and producer who'd previously worked on Doom Patrol, Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Superman and Lois, The Flash and Black Lightning.

Jim Lee, DC's Publisher and Chief Creative Officer, said in a statement:

"DC has a rich legacy of over 80 years of iconic storytelling: from the introduction of the genre defining Super Hero Superman in 1938 to the amazing movies, TV shows, cartoons, games and comics which have been synonymous with superheroism for generations thereafter. We are so excited to dive into this history and bring fans along this amazing journey."

The docu series doesn't have a release date yet, but it will expand HBO Max's DC offerings further when it arrives. WarnerMedia started migrating all DC Universe content to HBO Max last year, making the former streaming platform a comics-only subscription service.

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