It’s been revealed that there have been a huge number of layoffs at DC Comics and DC Universe as WarnerMedia plans a large restructuring of the company.
This was revealed by sources close to Variety, who told the outlet that WarnerMedia was actually planning on growing the DC Comics and DC Universe divisions of the company in the future.
However, they have still had to let go of a huge number of employees in both divisions, including people at the very top.
According to Variety, DC Comics, editor-in-chief Bob Harras, editors Brian Cunningham and Mark Doyle, senior VP of publishing strategy and support services Hank Kanalz, VP of marketing Jonah Weiland, and VP of global publishing initiatives and digital strategy Bobbie Chase have all been asked to leave the company.
DC Universe employees have also been significantly impacted by the personnel reduction.
A large number of people have been laid off at DC Comics and DC Universe
No DC spokesperson opted to comment on this rather worrying number of layoffs at the company.
This comes after a number of DC Universe’s original programmes ended up finding homes on other streaming platforms other than DC Universe.
Doom Patrol Season 2, for instance, ended up on HBO Max, as did their animated Harley Quinn series.
Stargirl was recently renewed for Season 2, but that will air on The CW as opposed to DC Universe.
It wasn’t only DC employers who were affected by these staff cuts.
These layoffs also included several senior-level executives at Warner Bros., such as Jeffrey Schlesinger, the president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution.
Ron Sanders, who served as president of Warner Bros.’ worldwide theatrical distribution and home entertainment and executive vice president of international business operations, as well as Kim Williams, EVP and CFO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, have also all left the company.
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