Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Action 'Doom Patrol' TV Series Coming to DC Universe Streaming Service

Action 'Doom Patrol' TV Series Coming to DC Universe Streaming Service

Jeremy Carver, writer on Supernatural and Being Human, is set to pen the first 13 episodes.

Described in the release as a team of scarred and disfigured heroes who have "each suffered disgusting accidents that gave them superhuman abilities", the Doom Patrol is brought together "to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence and to protect Earth from what they find".

The only confirmed characters for the adaptation are The Chief, Negative Man, Crazy Jane, Robotman, and Elasti-Girl.

The Doom Patrol is a series of misfits that launched in the comics around the same time as the X-Men, though sadly, they haven't had the most long-term success despite having some talented creators doing their comic book adventures.

DC Universe, the forthcoming subscription digital service from Warner Bros. Understandably unhappy after having their lives changed so radically against their wills, the characters weren't the most upbeat. until The Chief brought them together to investigate weird phenomenon, giving them a goal and a reason to use their powers for good.

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Doom Patrol is the latest series in the works from DC Universe: other straight-to-series live-action series include Swamp Thing, plus the animated series Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn. Production is expected to begin later this year for a targeted 2019 debut on DC Universe.

"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". The incredibly prolific producer will have 10 shows on broadcast alone.

CBS has ordered the Berlanti-produced dramas "God Friended Me" and "The Red Line", and NBC has renewed "Blindspot" for a fourth season.

Even in a crowded field of pickups and cancellations, Doom Patrol is likely to get noticed: not only is it a spinoff from a series that has not yet premiered, but it is yet another series from Greg Berlanti, the super-producer whose shingle now has more shows on TV than anyone in history. On top of that, he will serve as a co-executive producer alongside Berlanti and Johns.

DC's upcoming streaming service keeps on expanding with another live-action series.

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