‘Doom Patrol’, also known in many Spanish-speaking countries as ‘The Doom Patrol’, will have its own series of real image in DC Universe, the DC streaming service that is gradually filling with content. The scheduled release date of its first 13 episodes of an hour is some indeterminate time of 2019, and adds to other ads for the platform such as ‘Titans’, ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’, ‘Metropolis’ and ‘Swamp Thing’
The good news is that behind it is the hand of Greg Berlanti as executive producer, in the company of Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver and Sarah Schechter. Berlanti has been responsible for the exceptional catalog of DC series for CW with results that have returned a colorful and youthful approach to the heroes of the house, with titles like ‘The Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Arrow’ and ‘Supergirl’. The scriptwriter of the series will be Carver himself.
DC has even published a press release detailing the plot of the series: ” ‘Doom Patrol’ is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved marginal superhero groups: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti- Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief) The members of the Doom Patrol each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities, but they also left them disfigured.”
A starting point that if not handled well can lead to dark drama, which would go against the original concept of the series, but DC seems to know what he has in hand: “Part support group, part superhero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of freaks with superpowers that fight for a world that has nothing to do with them.After the events in ‘Titans’, ‘Doom Patrol’ will show these reluctant heroes in a place where they did not expect to be, calls to action nothing less than Cyborg, which proposes a mission difficult to refuse, but with a warning impossible to ignore: their lives will never be the same again.”
The original Doom Patrol is a classic group of DC in eternal evolution, and with very iconic incarnations. They were born in the sixties and since that point they have had six subsequent collections, with Robotman as the only member present in all of them. One of the most remembered was scripted by Grant Morrison in the late eighties, which accentuated the eccentric and lysergic tone and turned it into an author’s work. After him as prominent writers as Keith Giffen or Gerard Way have taken over the indomesticable group.