Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DC's "Doom Patrol" Live-Action

Warner Bros Television will produce a live-action adaptation of DC Comics' "Doom Patrol", that will stream exclusively with a 13-episode order on Warners "DC Universe" digital service:

"...'Doom Patrol' is a re-imagining of one of DC';s most beloved group of outcast superheroes including 'Robotman', 'Negative Man', 'Elasti-Girl' and 'Crazy Jane', led by modern-day mad scientist 'Dr. Niles Caulder' aka '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 superhero 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..."

The original 'Doom Patrol' debuted in DC Comics' "My Greatest Adventure" #80 (June 1963), created by writers Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and illustrator Bruno Premiani...

...featuring super-powered 'misfits', whose powers caused them alienation and trauma. 

DC has since published numerous volumes of the "Doom Patrol" including through their 'adult' imprint 'Vertigo, showcasing more gnarly versions of the original characters. 

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