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The Best Adaptation TV Shows on DC Universe

Finding a good Adaptation TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Adaptation TV shows of all time streaming on DC Universe.

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1. Batman: The Animated Series

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9.0/10
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85/100
Year: 1992-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series was widely praised for its thematic complexity, dark tone, artistic quality, and faithfulness to its title character's crime-fighting origins.

Where to Watch: 85 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 114 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Doom Patrol

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84/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & DC Universe). 15 episodes (65%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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3. Young Justice

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8.6/10
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81/100
Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.

Where to Watch: 71 episodes (91%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 73 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Titans

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7.8/10
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81/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (46%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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5. Constantine

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7.5/10
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78/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 12 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 14 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Stargirl

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7.3/10
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74/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl, discovers her step-father has a secret: he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, she becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (The CW). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe & fuboTV). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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7. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

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6.7/10
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73/100
Year: 1993-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A much more lavish version of the popular Superman television series which had first aired forty years earlier, Lois & Clark focused more on the Man of Steel's early adult years in Metropolis. With the unknowing help of Lois Lane, Clark Kent created Superman there in Metropolis after finding work at the world-famous Daily Planet newspaper, where he meets fellow reporter Lois Lane.

Where to Watch: 86 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 88 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Krypton

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6.9/10
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71/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (48%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 21 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Green Lantern: The Animated Series

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70/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern. The series is currently airing on Cartoon Network, as part of their "DC Nation" television block. A one hour sneak peek aired on November 11, 2011 it ran from November 11, 2011 to March 16, 2013, with a new episode airing every week. A special screening of the first episode was shown at New York Comic Con 2011 on October 15, 2011. This is the first Green Lantern television series and the first CGI DC/WB series. The series was cancelled after one season due to poor toy sales from the live-action movie, and because Cartoon Network wanted to emphasize new shows in its "DC Nation" block.

Where to Watch: 25 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 25 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Swamp Thing

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7.6/10
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69/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: CDC researcher Abby Arcane investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but she soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 10 episodes (91%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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11. The Flash

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7.2/10
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66/100
Year: 1990-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: When a bolt of lightening crashes through a police crime lab, a mix of electrically charged substances bathes chemist Barry Allen, transforming him into the fastest man alive--The Flash.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 22 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Birds of Prey

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62/100
Year: 2002-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Huntress, Dinah, Oracle are determined to carry on Batman's fight for justice against the ruthless criminals of New Gotham City.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 13 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Legion of Super Heroes

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7.1/10
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54/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Animation, Children

What it's about: Legion of Super Heroes is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation that debuted on September 23, 2006, and is based on characters owned by DC Comics. The series centers on a young Superman's adventures in the 31st century, fighting alongside a group of futuristic superheroes known as the Legion of Super-Heroes. The show was produced by its main designer James Tucker, a co-producer of the Justice League Unlimited series, for the Kids' WB line on The CW network.The series drew on the rich history of the Legion of Super-Heroes, taking inspiration from stories set during all time periods of the team's nearly 50-year history in comics. Continuity is internally consistent but is not shared with any previous incarnation of the Legion, either animated or in print. The series was cancelled after its second season.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 26 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Aquaman

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53/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A young twenty-something diver living in the Florida Keys discovers he has the power to breathe underwater.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 1 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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15. Superman

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52/100
Year: 1941-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Superman made his animated debut in this series of seventeen classic Technicolor short films produced by Fleischer Studios and its successor Famous Studios in the 1940s.

Where to Watch: 17 episodes (74%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. The New Adventures of Superman

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49/100
Year: 1966-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: The New Adventures of Superman is a series of six-minute animated Superman adventures produced by Filmation that were broadcast on CBS between 1966 and 1970. The 68 segments appeared as part of three different programs during that time, packaged with similar shorts featuring The Adventures of Superboy and other DC Comics superheroes.

Where to Watch: 34 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 18 episodes (21%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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17. Aquaman

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47/100
Year: 1968-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Aquaman is a Filmation animated series that premiered on CBS on September 9, 1967, and ended June 1970. It is a 30-minute version of The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, repackaged without the Superman and Superboy segments. The show is composed of previously-aired adventures featuring the DC Comics superheroes Aquaman and his sidekick Aqualad, the Atom, the Flash and Kid Flash, the Green Lantern and Hawkman. The Justice League of America and Teen Titans are also featured in team adventures.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 18 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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18. The New Adventures of Batman

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44/100
Year: 1977-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: The New Adventures of Batman is an animated series produced by Filmation in 1977 featuring the DC Comics superheroes Batman and Robin, and Batgirl. In The New Adventures of Batman, the "Dynamic Duo" fights crime in Gotham City, encountering the classic Batman rogues gallery as well as some original villains. Complicating matters is Bat-Mite, a well meaning imp from another dimension called Ergo, who considers himself Batman's biggest fan. As a result, he wears a variant of Batman’s costume and attempts to help him, only to often create more problems (although he is occasionally an asset). Missing is Alfred, the faithful butler of Batman's alter ego Bruce Wayne.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 16 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).