DC have announced the newest addition to their growing online streaming service. Doom Patrol is the latest in a line of TV series’ that include the likes of Titans, Swamp Thing and the long awaited Young Justice Season 3. The series will be a spin-off of their Titans show airing later this year.
It is yet another DC series helmed by producer Greg Berlanti, and will surely be a hit with DC fans.
Warner Bros Television have stated that Doom Patrol will be, “a reimagining 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.”
The biggest reveal from this is also the fact that Cyborg, the famous cybernetic hero featured in Justice League and other forms of DC media, will have a part to play. This leaves fans to speculate whether the fan-favorite will appear in the Titans series also. Cyborg has a history with the Titans and Teen Titans in the comics, so this may not be a longshot.
Having recently being relaunched in the comic universe under DC’s Young Animal imprint and written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance fame; the comic series has been met with critical acclaim. So it’s no surprise that the series will be making its way to the small screen very soon.
Casting has not yet been confirmed by DC or Warner Bros, and the series is predicted to air some time after Titans, later this year. It will be featured on DC Universe, the new DC streaming service.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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