It is no secret that Greg Berlanti is the King of the DC tv universe. With 5 shows currently on the CW renewed for new seasons and Titans heading to the DC Universe streaming platform why by any means would he ever slow down. This news proves that he definitely is not losing any steam.
Berlanti has partnered once again with Warner Bros and DC entertainment have been given a 13-episode direct-to-series order to hour long live-action drama Doom Patrol. It is set to go into production this year with its release in 2019 on the DC streaming platform.
The synopsis of the series Doom Patrol is going to be a re-imagining of the 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). For those who do who the Partol are, 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 series is set to pick up after the events of the Titans series and the heroes are going to be “united” by Cyborg. Now that doesn’t mean if we will or won’t see Cyborg in the Titans series.
Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) will pen the series based on the DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
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As all we know, DC is expanding with its own online streaming service. A couple of the main focuses have been the debut of the live action Titans series and well as the return of the immensely popular Young Justice animated series. Well logos for those two series as well as the animated Harley Quinn series. Also heading to the platform is the superman prequel Metropolis But check out the logos for the aforementioned below.
More news has also surfaced about the new streaming service, as it was announced that Swamp Thing is being developed with director James Wan (Aquaman) set to become the executive producer. It will also have Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It and its forthcoming sequel) who are attached to co-write the script and serve as showrunners on the live-action drama.
Swamp Thing follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus and in the process develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. Abby later discovers that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
The property has been adapted multiple times over the years, that includes two feature films in the 1980s In 1990, a live-action TV series on the USA Network which ran for three seasons, and Fox producing a short-lived animated series in the early 1990s that aired in Canada after it was pulled from the schedule. (Syfy later aired it in syndication.)
Since the first CW superhero crossover, each one has gotten better and better. Last year’s Dominators storyline was solid, but the trailer for this year’s looks incredible!
Already slated to have upwards of 20 characters on-screen at a time, the 2-night, 4 show event will be covering the famed Barry-Iris wedding, one of the most famous in all of comic book history. The core story for this year revolves around an attack from the 53rd universe in the known DC world, Earth-X. Iris and Barry’s wedding is interrupted by an assault from Nazi’s and anti-heroes – including evil versions of Arrow, Flash and Supergirl, and it will take the full onslaught of CW’s full catalog, plus newcomer, The Ray, to save the day.
Supergirl kicks everything off on Monday, November 27th at it’s normal time slot, followed by a special Monday edition of Arrow. Flash and Legends will follow on Tuesday at their normal times, and we can’t wait!
An employment website catering to the film industry lists several openings on the recently announced live-action Titans series that will anchor WB’s new digital streaming service (alongside Young Justice).
The listings state that filming will begin this Fall, on September 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. While the studio’s superhero TV shows typically film in Vancouver, it seems that Titans will be joining The CW’s Black Lightning in the Atl.
Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti are writing the pilot. The series has a confirmed 2018 premiere date. Johns has insinuated on Twitter that the series will also feature Beast Boy.
“Titans explores one of the most popular comic book teams ever. It follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.”