Recently, the DC Universe revealed a majority of its lineup. The new DC Comics streaming service will be bringing a mix of animated and live-action stories featuring their characters. Shows already announced include Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders, Metropolis, Harley Quinn, and Swamp Thing. But now, another show has been added to the mix, the one and only…Doom Patrol. For those who don’t know the team, they’re considered one of the oddest groups in the DC Universe, but they’ve been around in the comics for some time.
Now, if you’ve been paying attention to news about the Titans series, you’ll know that the Doom Patrol were mentioned via one of the episode titles. They’ll apparently make their debut there, and then spinoff into their own series. Not unlike what The Flash did with Arrow on the CW.
Here’s the synopsis for the series:
Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one 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.