Ever since the merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery, the company has been purging its catalog of properties to save money. Now, it seems, a few more are being dropped from the service soon. Fan-favorite shows, including Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and Batman: The Brave & The Bold are all leaving HBO Max after January 31, 2023.
Justice League and Justice League Unlimited are two of the shows that really helped push DC animation forward, giving us some of the best and most iconic versions of these characters ever seen on a screen, so it’s definitely an odd choice to remove them from the service.
HBO Max recently revealed the list of shows and movies that will be leaving the platform after January, and these amazing shows were among them. It is possible these shows will end up on a different streaming service, as Warner Bros. Discovery recently announced plans to license certain shows to third-party FAST streaming services. FAST stands for “free ad-supported streaming television”, such as Paramount’s Pluto TV and FOX’s Tubi, both of which already have some DC content.
The decision by WBD to move some of its programs to outside streaming services is being said to “strategically assess how best to maximize audiences and monetization opportunities for its content.” Part of this move will eventually lead to the creation of WBD’s own FAST service, though additional details won’t be shared until 2023.
So, be sure to binge-watch both Justice League shows and Batman: The Brave & The Bold while you still have the chance!