From 'Batwoman' to 'Doom Patrol': More DC shows coming to Starzplay in new deal

The streaming platform will bring shows including ‘Swamp Thing’ and the ‘Harley Quinn Animated Series’ to the region for the first time

Ruby Rose stars as the titular lead in Warner Bros’ ‘Batwoman’
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The offering on Starzplay is about to get a little more superhero-studded, thanks to a new partnership.

The subscription video on demand service, which was founded in Dubai in 2014, has inked a new deal with entertainment giant Warner Bros, meaning that plenty more shows from the DC Comics world will be coming to screens.

The multi-year deal with the Hollywood studio means Starzplay will be able to exclusively stream new shows, as well as extend its existing content offering for viewers.

“This is yet another milestone achievement for us that underlines our commitment to offer unparalleled and exceptional entertainment to our subscribers,” says Starzplay’s chief executive, Maaz Sheikh. “Warner Bros. is one of the leading premium Hollywood studios and we are proud to deliver their high-quality content including much sought-after DC series to the region.”

As part of the deal, a number of new series will come to the region for the first time, including the Ruby Rose-fronted Batwoman. The one-season show was based on the DC character, and delved into the origins story of the vigilante, cousin of Bruce Wayne.

Starzplay will also stream Doom Patrol, the 2019 show based on the DC superhero team of the same name, starring Diane Guerrero, Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser and Timothy Dalton.

Swamp Thing, the 2019 superhero show featuring Derek Mears as the eponymous botanical creature who battles malevolent forces, will also be available, as well as the Harley Quinn Animated Series, a two-season cartoon series that follows the namesake character and her friend Poison Ivy as Quinn attempts to join the Legion of Doom.

Starzplay will also add a number of box sets to its offering, including fantasy show Supernatural, psychological horror Castle Rock, crime drama Pennyworth and The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon.

The series will be added to the service's existing box sets, which features many popular series such as The OC, Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy, House and Lost.

Starzplay, which is available in 20 countries across the Mena region plus Pakistan, has more than one million subscribers and streams movies in English and Arabic, as well as hit TV shows.