Beloved superhero group Doom Patrol is heading to production for the DC Universe streaming service, according to Deadline. Thirteen episodes have been ordered and the show will tie in to the upcoming Titans live-action series.
The show will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti, whose work on Supergirl, Arrow, and Black Lightning should make him familiar to DC fans everywhere. Also exec-producing are Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter, and Jeremy Carver. No casting decisions have been announced, but we should have news soon, since the show is scheduled to premiere in 2019.
DC released the following description of the series:
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.
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