In addition to his Arrow-verse shows and the recently announced Titans series, Greg Bertlanti is adding yet another title to his list of DC TV universe television shows. Bertlanti, along with Warner Bros Digital Networks and DC Entertainment, is leading an all-new live-action Doom Patrol series.
Inspired by the comic characters created by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani, Doom Patrol has earned a 13-episode direct-to-series order. Production on the hourlong episodes will begin this year with a premiere date set for sometime in 2019 on DC Universe. Supernatural’s Jeremy Carver is also on board to pen the series.
Debuting in 1963, the Doom Patrol consist of superheroes Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane, and mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief. These outcasts acquired their various abilities through horrific accidents that left them scarred and disfigured. The chief brought these misfits together and gave them a new purpose, to protect the Earth from weird phenomena.
These characters are slated to appear in DC Universe’s Titans, beginning with the series’ fifth episode, titled “Doom Patrol.” Doom Patrol will then kick off with these heroes pulled into a mission by Cyborg, one that promises to change their lives forever.
Along with penning the series, Carver will serve as executive producer with Geoff Johns (Titans), Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. The project will be produced by Warner Bros. Television in association with Berlanti Productions.
Doom Patrol is the latest addition to the DC Universe’s slate of comic book-themed series, which includes the live-action Titans series, the revival of cult animated series Young Justice, adult animated Harley Quinn series, and the new drama series Metropolis.