This live-action “Doom Patrol” series apparently takes place in the same universe that contains the upcoming Dick Grayson “Titans” series.
Cyborg is in this, but is it the movie Cyborg played by Ray Fisher? Or is Cyborg a member of the Titans in this universe, as he used to be in DC’s Earth One print universe? And if this series already has the cyborg Robotman, does it need the big-C Cyborg too?
Jeremy Carver, who created two short-lived series – Fox’ “Being Human” and The CW’s “Frequency” - created this streaming version of “Doom Patrol” as well.
“Doom Patrol” producer Greg Belanti, of course, scripted the Ryan Reynolds “Green Lantern” movie before he created “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Black Lightning.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DC UNIVERSE DIGITAL SERVICE GREENLIGHTS NEXT ORIGINAL SERIES DOOM PATROL
Live-Action Drama from Berlanti Production to Debut in 2019
We are pleased to announce today that the upcoming DC Universe digital service has ordered its next original series, the one-hour live-action drama DOOM PATROL, from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver and Sarah Schechter.
DOOM PATROL will begin production this year for a 2019 debut on DC Universe.
Network: DC Universe digital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks
Auspices: Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
Order: Direct-to-Series Order, 13 Episodes
Format: One-hour drama
Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver, Sarah Schechter
Written by Jeremy Carver
Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani
Logline: 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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