The DC Universe digital service has ordered its next original series, the live-action drama Doom Patrol, from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver and Sarah Schechter.
From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Doom Patrol scored a direct-to-series order for 13 one-hour episodes. The drama will be a reimagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast superheroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief).
Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, Doom Patrol is being written by Jeremy Carver. The show will begin production this year for a 2019 debut on DC Universe, the digital service operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks.