Doom Patrol set for UK release in January 2020
Staff Reporter | On 22, Nov 2019Reading time: 3 mins
Doom Patrol finally has a UK TV air date, with STARZPLAY set to release the DC Universe series in January 2020.
The subscription streaming service from Starz has announced the acquisition for the eagerly awaited superhero drama. Doom Patrol reimagines one of DC’s most beloved group of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser – Crash, The Mummy, Gods and Monsters), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer – White Collar, American Horror Story), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby – Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero – Orange is the New Black), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton – The Living Daylights, License to Kill). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured.
Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief, these reluctant heroes find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (Joivan Wade – The First Purge, Doctor Who), 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. Doom Patrol also stars Alan Tudyk (Powerless, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Mr. Nobody.
From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Doom Patrol is executive produced by Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), Geoff Johns (Titans, Batwoman), Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Sarah Schechter (Riverdale) and Chris Dingess (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Currently in production on its second season, the series is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
STARZPLAY is available on the Apple TV app, Prime Video Channels and Virgin Media, and also as a standalone app on Android and iOS, giving subscribers access to acclaimed series like Mr. Mercedes, Ramy and the recently released DC Comics Batman prequel Pennyworth, along with its growing selection of exclusive STARZ Originals on the same day they launch in the US, including The Spanish Princess and Vida.
All episodes of Doom Patrol will launch on STARZPLAY on 2nd January 2020.
Here’s the trailer:
Timothy Dalton joins Brendan Fraser in DC Universe’s Doom Patrol
7th September 2019
Timothy Dalton is joining Brendan Fraser in DC Universe’s new series Doom Patrol.
The James Bond and Hot Fuzz star will play the lead role in the live-action show, which will be exclusive to DC’s new subsription streaming platform. The role marks Dalton’s first regular series role since Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, which ended in 2016.
Based on the DC Comics characters, Doom patrol follows a group of superhero outcasts: Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero). Led by scientists Dr. Niles Caulder and Cyborg (Joivan Wade), who offers them a mission they can’t refuse, they team up to explore some of the universe’s weirdest phenomena.
Dalton will play Caulder, a scientific pioneer who searches the world for those on the edge of death. Fraser, meanwhile, will voice Robotman, a robot housing the mind of Cliff Steele, a former race car driver. Fraser will voice Robotman in the present day and play Steele in flashbacks, with Riley Shanahan playing the physical body of Robotman.
The series is written by Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), who exec-produces alognside Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns. The 13-episode series joins a growing slate of live-action and animated originals, including Titans, which will launch on 12th October. Doom Patrol will be released in 2019. DC Universe launches on 15th September in the USA, with no UK launch date yet announced.