According to Variety, The DC Universe has ordered the live-action series “Doom Patrol” for 13 episodes.
Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, the one-hour drama is described as a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of OUTCAST Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elastic-Girl, and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder.
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 fellow DC Universe series “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 series will be written by Jeremy Carver.
Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions will executive produce.