Warner Bros Digital Networks has given the ok to its next live-action super hero series, “Doom Patrol,” set to premiere sometime in 2019 on the upcoming DC-branded streaming service — DC Universe.
The 13-episode original series, which is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver, and Sarah Schechter, 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.
Written by Jeremy Carver, “Doom Patrol” will begin production this year for a 2019 debut on DC Universe. The new series will join DC Universe’s growing list of original content including “Swamp Thing,” “Titans,” “Young Justice: Outsiders” and “Harley Quinn.”