Three months after first teasing fans, Geoff Johns as confirmed the Doom Patrol will appear on the live-action Titans series, set to debut later this year on the new DC Comics-branded streaming service.
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Johns, DC’s president and chief creative officer, shared a photo of the cover of the script he wrote for Episode 5, fittingly titled “Doom Patrol.”
The #Titans are getting some company… pic.twitter.com/KAkK7Gc4gA
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) February 9, 2018
Created by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, the Doom Patrol debuted in 1963 in My Greatest Adventure #80. Unlike the Justice League, which were presented as larger-than-life heroes, the Doom Patrol were viewed as outcasts and misfits; they were even labeled as “The World’s Strangest Heroes” on the cover of their own comic. One of the main characters on Titans, Beast Boy, was originally a member of DC’s Doom Patrol, following his adoption by founding member Elasti-Girl and her husband Steve Dayton, aka Mento.
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Titans is executive produced by genre veterans Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. The series will star Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach.