Later this year, DC Entertainment will launch its long-awaited streaming service, DC Universe. The platform will be home to several original shows, such as Titans, Swamp Thing, Metropolis, and the animated shows Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders. Now, a sixth show has been revealed.
DC has announced that a Doom Patrol series is in development at DC Universe. The service made a 13-episode straight-to-series order. Production will begin this year for a 2019 release. Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver and Sarah Schechter are executive producing the show.
The Doom Patrol was previously announced to be in Titans, the first DC Universe show. The cast includes Bruno Bichir as Niles Caulder/Chief, April Bowlby as Rita Farr/Elasti-Girl, Jake Michaels as Clifford Steele/Robotman, and Dwain Murphy as Larry Trainor/Negative Man.
Additionally, DC released a plot synopsis for Doom Patrol, offering more insight into the story and where it’s at in the DCU timeline. It also reveals that an iconic Teen Titans member will be present.
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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