Doom Patrol Series Coming to DC Streaming Service

Greg Berlanti at Natpe Miami earlier this year

Greg Berlanti at Natpe Miami earlier this year

Less than two weeks after announcing James Wan's Swamp Thing, Warner Bros.' DC Universe digital service has added another live-action series to its rapidly expanding slate: Doom Patrol. The show will begin production this year for a 2019 debut on DC Universe, the digital service operated by Warner Bros.

In its series description, WBDN says: "The Doom Patrol's members each suffered frightful accidents that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured". The team is brought together by mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder, also known as The Chief, who sends the team out to investigate weird phenomena and to defend earth.

"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".

Intriguingly, it's also been revealed that these reluctant heroes will be called to action by an iconic DC character - Victor Stone AKA Cyborg.

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.

Carver will executive produce with Geoff Johns (Titans), Berlanti and Berlanti Prods' Sarah Schechter.

Casting has not yet been officially announced, although it is likely safe to assume that the same actors who will play Doom Patrol on Titans will carry over.

Titans: A live-action series about "a team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils". Of those, 10 are on broadcast: The CW's All American, Arrow, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Riverdale and Supergirl; NBC's Blindspot; CBS' God Friended Me and The Red Line; plus one at Netflix, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; Lifetime's You; and DC Universe's Titans and Doom Patrol. Let us know in the comments section below!

The Doom Patrol characters have previously been featured in animated series Teen Titans and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, with animated shorts of the heroes included in part of DC Nation Shorts.