If you haven’t been keeping up with the DC Universe’s surprisingly enjoyable Titans series now is time to get onboard. In last nights episode, which provided the proper introduction to the Ryan Potter’s Beast Boy character. We found him living in a home of other surgically altered misfits – Larry Trainor (Dwain Murphy), Rita Starr (April Bowlby), Cliff Steele (Jake Michaels), and (Bruno Bichir) The Chief. Though the casting for the main series seems to be different, with Timothy Dalton as the Chief, Brendan Fraser as Cliffe Steele and Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor. The latter two are both in full suits, so it doesn’t make much of a difference. It will be odd if the series is tied together and it has a complete recasting.
The series has a 13-episode, straight-to-series order for a live-action scripted drama based on DC Comics’ Doom Patrol. But as most of the Doom Patrol cast seems to have been listed with 9 episodes tied into Titans, it looks like we will be seeing a lot more of them.
Doom Patrol, based on the DC Comics characters, will written by Supernatural’s Jeremy Carver, who will exec produce alongside Berlanti — the exec producer behind The CW’s Arrow-verse — and DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns.
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.
The drama revolves around superhero outcasts Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), who are led by modern-day mad scientists Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton) and Cyborg (Joivan Wade). 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.
The Titans series has already been renewed for a 2nd Series. The Doom Patrol series will debut sometime in 2019.