DC has announced that DC Universe, the new DC digital experience that was announced formally earlier this month, is about to get weird as ‘Doom Patrol’ is revealed as the latest series to join the service.
‘Doom Patrol’, based on the seminal superhero team known for its strange heroes and arguably stranger villains, is the latest original live action series to be announced for the upcoming digital service. Produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Doom Patrol has been given a 13-episode series order and will begin production this year for a 2019 debut on DC Universe. The Doom Patrol television series will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver and Sarah Schechter.
‘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.
‘Doom Patrol joins a fantastic lineup of live action and animated DC shows created exclusively for DC Universe, which include ‘Titans’, ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’, ‘Harley Quinn’ and ‘Swamp Thing’.