Warner Bros. ‘ DC Entertainment was one of the divisions hit hard by the company-wide layoffs today.
High profile DC downhill runs include Bob Harras, DC editor-in-chief; Hank Kanalz, SVP Publishing Strategy & Support Services; Bobbie Chase, VP, Global Publishing Initiatives & Digital Strategy; Brian Cunningham, Senior Story Editor Deadline has confirmed. Warner Bros. does not comment. Jim Lee remains DC Chief Creative Officer.
Warner Bros. ‘DC Universe is also affected. Once a soaring entity that Warner Bros. was supposed to bring to the streaming world, the digital platform’s original platform has been dwindling since WarnerMedia announced the launch of HBO Max after being acquired by AT&T. As a result, DC Universe has focused on its core business of DC comic and news content for fans. The DC Comics layoffs also had an impact on DC Universe in its evolving role as a fandom target.
DC Universe only has one exclusive original series, Titans; Doom Patrol is now shared with HBO Max.
The cuts come days before the big DC FanDome online event on August 22nd. They are part of the layoffs of around 600 employees at WarnerMedia.