The DC Universe is about to get a little larger: the digital service has announced that Doom Patrol has gotten a direct to series order.
From executive producers Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver and Sarah Schechter, Doom Patrol will begin production this year for a 2019 debut. The series joins the previously announced live action series Titans, and Swamp Thing, as well as the animated Teen Titans: Outsiders and Harley Quinn.
The 13 episode series will be written by Jeremy Carver, based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
The characters will first be introduced in the fifth episode of Titans, before spinning off into their own series.
Here’s the official longline from DC Universe:
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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