In some news that’s sure to pique the interest of many genre fans, a live-action Doom Patrol series has been announced for Warner Brothers’ upcoming DC Universe digital service.
Already the on-demand service has confirmed the live-action Titans, a live-action Swamp Thing show, and animated offerings in Harley Quinn and Young Justice: The Outsiders, and now Greg Berlanti has been announced as developing Doom Patrol for the service.
If you remember, the Doom Patrol group will actually feature in Titans – the hotly anticipated Teen Titans effort – and now we know that the oddball team will be getting their own series, which is currently set for a 2019 premiere and will consist of thirteen episodes.
The official word on Doom Patrol reads:
Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved groups 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. Traumatised 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.
As mentioned, the Doom Patrol will appear in Titans – debuting in the show’s fifth episode, to be precise – and already we know that Bruno Bichir has been cast as The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, Jack Michaels as Robotman, and Dwain Murphy as Negative Man.
Supernatural’s Jeremy Carver is on writing duties for Doom Patrol, with him also serving as executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter.
Let’s be honest, we were all ridiculously excited about DC Universe as soon as Titans was announced, and the more we hear about this new streaming service then the more we can’t wait for it to arrive.
As ever, expect more on Doom Patrol and the other DC Universe shows as we get it.