Greg Berlanti’s Doom Patrol ordered to series at DC Universe


Greg Berlanti is making history with his Doom Patrol series heading to the DC Universe.

According to Deadline, the notorious producer will now have fourteen series on the air for the 2018/2019 season. Doom Patrol will actually be inspired by the events of his other DC Comics, Titans. This most likely means the new series won’t air until sometime after the original series in 2019.

Following the outcast titular team, Doom Patrol is supposed to add a new twist to one of the most notorious DC Comics groups. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder, otherwise known as the Chief, the team will be assembled to fight crime. While a majority of the characters have yet to be cast, all of them will have one thing in common: they have suffered a great deal.

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A big reason Doom Patrol has been a popular group in the comics, and why many are excited about the show, is because of its uniqueness. These heroes are not the typical good-looking ensemble like the Bat Family. All of them have been left disfigured because of the experiments or accidents which led to their powers.

The only confirmed characters for the adaptation are The Chief, Negative Man, Crazy Jane, Robotman, and Elasti-Girl. April Bowlby is the only one cast, and she will be appearing in Titans as Elasti-Girl. According to executive producer, Geoff Johns, she’ll be introduced in the fifth episode of Titans which is aptly named “Doom Patrol”.

In the logline, the show teases an appearance by one of the most infamous DC Comics characters. While The Chief will be the one to lead the team, someone else will be the one responsible for getting them all together.

"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."

It’s unclear if Cyborg will be sticking around or just casually dropping in. The last time the character was seen on the screen was the Justice League film. But this could also hint that he could join the Titans roster at some point in the future.

Supernatural writer, Jeremy Carver, has signed on to script the pilot for Doom Patrol. On top of that, he will serve as a co-executive producer alongside Berlanti and Johns.

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Ultimately, Greg Berlanti has cemented himself as the king of comic book adaptations with this latest project. With Metropolis getting reworked, there’s a opporunity for Doom Patrol to take its spot in the schedule.

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