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Matt McGloin

WB Orders Live-Action Static Shock, Mortal Kombat & More Digital Series



The DC Comics character Static Shock is getting its own live-action digital series courtesy WB's new digital production wing, Blue Ribbon Content.

Warner Bros. announced today a slew of new digital series in development, which also includes live-action digital series for Mortal Kombat and a series based on the 1986 Critters movie.

The new Static Shock live-action series is said to center on super hero Static (aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins) based on the DC Comics comic book by the late Dwayne McDuffie and Robert L. Washington III. It's also said Denys Coan, who was behind the original animated series, will work on the new digital live-action Static Shock.

The new Mortal Kombat live-action series is said to tie into the upcoming release of the Mortal Kombat X video game and will feature familiar and new characters. It's noted this new Mortal Kombat series is in addition to the Mortal Kombat: Legacy digital series, which is in its second season.

The previously announced Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles digital animates series from Bruce Timm is also confirmed to be debut on Machinima in 2015, which is based on the upcoming animated film of the same name.

Another cool project in the works is the Batman: The Animated Series Experience which brings the batcave from the animated show to life.

If you are not familiar with digital series, they are essentially shows only shown on the likes of YouTube or other all-digital networks.

Below you can check out further details (via Mashable):


Series Orders

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles (Machinima) — Animated shortform series from Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett (producers of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series) will debut on Machinima in 2015. Based on Justice League: Gods & Monsters, an original animated film that will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later in 2015.

Untitled Mortal Kombat Series (distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) — An all-new series that showcases some of the franchise’s most storied characters, while introducing a new generation of fighters.

Play It Again, Dick (CW Seed) — Co-written and executive produced by Veronica Marscreator/executive producer Rob Thomas for CW Seed, the digital-only studio of The CW Television Network. Play It Again, Dick stars Ryan Hansen as himself as he pleads with former Veronica Mars castmates and friends to help him get his character, Dick Casablancas, a spinoff.


Live-action comedy development

RejecTED — Check out some of the lesser-known and just completely rejected speeches that the world never got to hear — until now — in this original satirical comedy.

Ginger Snaps — Follow a troop of young girls as they backstab, manipulate and sabotage their way through the seedy underworld of the Ginger Snaps and preserve their power and influence at the top of the cookie pile.

Golden Revenge — Two adorable house pets — a cat and dog — love their life with their owner. His new wife? Not so much. After receiving an “it’s me or the pets” ultimatum, the husband takes the cat and dog deep into the forest and leaves them behind. Now it’s up to the pets to find their way across the country — to exact their revenge!


Action/sci-fi development (live-action)

Ouroboros — Original horror/thriller from producer Akiva Goldsman (executive producer of the Paranormal Activity franchise) follows two police officers over the course of one night in a remote part of Wisconsin as they are overwhelmed by a series of mysterious attacks.

Static Shock — Writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin leads the creative team behind a live-action adaptation of Static Shock, featuring the super hero Static, aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins. Based on the Static comic published by DC Comics.

Critters — Blue Ribbon revisits the world of the legendary New Line Cinema cult classic movie franchise, as a new batch of alien pests descends upon the planet in this new digital series written by Michael Jelenic & Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!).


Virtual reality

Batman: The Animated Series Experience — Blue Ribbon, DC Entertainment and visual effects pioneer OTOY are teaming up on an immersive entertainment experience that will see the Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series brought to life via interactive holographic video for virtual reality devices such as the Samsung GALAXY Gear VR, the Oculus Rift, and on forthcoming “glasses-free” light field displays.