The DC Universe streaming service isn’t holding back in prepping for its big slate of DC TV programming. Earlier this week, Warner Bros. announced that the Doom Patrol is getting its own series as a spin-off of a kind from Titans which is where we’ll meet them first.
We will be seeing the core members of the Doom Patrol in the fifth episode, titled after the group. The Chief (Bruno Bichir), Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), Robotman (Jake Michaels), and Negative Man (Dwain Murphy) will be the leading characters of the spin-off, along with Crazy Jane as well as Justice League and iconic Teen Titans member Cyborg!
While Ray Fisher plays Victor Stone in the DC Extended Universe, casting is already underway for the TV incarnation of the character. Revenge of the Fans revealed today a breakdown for Cyborg on the series which reveals a major exciting aspect of the character.
“Male, mid-20s, African-American. Charming, sarcastic, a bit brash, Cyborg is half-human, half-machine — the ultimate Super Hero for the digital age. At least, that’s how it appears. Vic Stone lost his mother at a young age, lost his promising future to a horrific accident and was put back together as a man-machine hybrid by a brilliant and aloof father who sees him as little more than a lab rat. While Vic may be connected to every computer on earth, he struggles to maintain the connections that make us human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world and his father, Vic uses his powers to try and harness the curse of his cybernetic body for good.
ASP SERIES REGULAR. May segue into Series regular on TITANS in subsequent seasons.”
While Season 1 of Titans has wrapped production, this is still exciting for future seasons of the upcoming Teen Titans adaptation. Cyborg has always been one of the iconic members of the team. Therefore, it makes sense that the DC Universe studio is aiming to use him on both shows. Doom Patrol marks as the first show that will be part of a shared universe on the streaming service, which could possibly be the case for upcoming shows like Metropolis and Swamp Thing.
The official logline read as follows:
“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.”
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