DC Comics and streaming service DC Universe have been affected by the corporate restructuring of parent company WarnerMedia, with layoffs in both units. But one source said Diversity that through WarnerMedia’s streamlined efforts, the DC branding will truly expand, with DC’s creative director, Jim Lee, overseeing the creation of all DC-related developments within the company. .
At DC Comics, editor-in-chief Bob Harras, editors Brian Cunningham and Mark Doyle, Senior Vice President of Publishing Strategy and Support Services Hank Kanalz, Vice President of Marketing Jonah Weiland and Vice President of Innovation Global publishing and digital strategy Bobbie Chase have both left as part of the restructuring process. DC Universe employees were also significantly affected by the layoffs.
A DC spokesperson declined to comment on the dismissal.
Several original DC Universe TV series in recent months have found homes on other platforms, signaling a shift in the streamer̵7;s programming. Part 2 of the well-received “Doom Patrol” debuted on both DC TV as well as the recently launched sister platform HBO Max, featuring DC programming, including the DC Universe series “Harley Quinn “.
In early July, “Stargirl” was refreshed for a second installment, moving from DC Universe to the CW broadcast network, becoming the exclusive home of the season of the Geoff Johns-created series beginning with Season 2.
As part of DC’s workforce cuts, WarnerMedia’s hundreds of layoffs include a handful of senior Warner Bros. executives, including Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. Ron Sanders, who served as president of Warner Bros. worldwide theater distribution and home entertainment and international business executive vice president, as well as Kim Williams, EVP, and chief financial officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment, will also exit.