Doom Patrol is finally crossing the pond. StarzPlay has secured the UK rights to the Titans spin-off series after striking a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The show’s fifteen episode first season will launch on the streaming service on Thursday January 2nd.
Doom Patrol reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele, Negative Man aka Larry Trainor, Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief. Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence.
Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves 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. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. The drama series, which has already been renewed for a second season, is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and stars Timothy Dalton, Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero and April Bowlby.
With this deal, DC Universe’s three most high-profile shows now have three separate home on this side of the pond. As TVWise previously reported, Netflix UK holds rights to Titans, while Amazon Prime Video UK swooped for the short-lived Swamp Thing. No word on a UK home for the upcoming Harley Quinn series. At StarzPlay, Doom Patrol joins a slate of exclusive first run acquisitions that also includes: Epix’s Batman prequel series Pennyworth; Starz originals The Spanish Princess, Dangerous Liaisons, Vida, Sweetbitter; Hulu originals Castle Rock, Four Weddings And A Funeral, Harlots and The Act; and AT&T’s Audience Network’s Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes.
Check out the trailer below: