As new shows are announced and others are cancelled, we knew that there would be some interesting announcements for new series this year with the upcoming launches of streaming services from different companies. Now we have a new announcement from DC Universe.
According to a press release from the upcoming streaming service, DC Universe has announced that they have officially greenlit a new live action series based on the comic book Doom Patrol.
Doom Patrol was created in 1963 by writers Arnold Drake and Bob Haney, and artist Bruno Premiani. It features an eclectic group of heroes and this new series will have links to the upcoming Titans series already filming for the streaming service. The one hour drama will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver and Sarah Schechter with Jeremy Carver writing the series.
The series was given a direct to series order of 13 episodes and will begin production this year with an eye for a 2019 debut. Here’s the official synopsis of the series from Warner Brothers:
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). 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. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.