70s Shazam! TV Show Coming to DC Universe Steaming Service

With the Shazam! film fast approaching, the classic TV show is returning to our screens in gloriously remastered form.

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DC Universe announced they will soon put up the three seasons of the 70s Shazam! TV series on their streaming platform. DC also made sure to mention they remastered the series to HD. As announced in a tweet, the episodes will be up to stream this Tuesday.

The re-release of the series is to coincide with the Shazam! film, which has been a long time coming.  Development of the film began in the early 2000s, but no filming ever took place. By 2010, the film ran the risk of being canceled over a more “darker” film, something that proved profitable in the past for DC. But, 2013 it was almost certain that the film adaptation was more or less off the table, as Peter Segal, the then-director, said himself: “I’ve always loved Shazam, but I don’t know if it’s going to see the light of day anytime soon.”

The film was in limbo, mostly due to an ongoing legal battle between Marvel and DC over the trademark of “Captain Marvel”. Their battle ended once DC changed Captain Marvel’s name to Shazam.

The remastered 70s series will go live this Tuesday. You will need a subscription to DC Universe’s streaming service to watch it with their service priced at $7.99 a month or $74.99 a year. It should be noted that the platform is only available in the US.

Shazam! is coming to theaters April 5, 2019.

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