Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news.
Renewal Announcement: The live action series Doom Patrol is set to debut on the DC Universe streaming service on February 15th, and unofficial word is that the show has already been renewed for a second season. Fandomwire.com reports that its DC correspondent has learned that the show has been greenlit for a second season and that an official announcement will be made prior to its premiere in February. That news should not come as a huge surprise as the streaming service made the same move with Titans before it had its debut in October. That series appears to be a success and the Doom Patrol showed up in a couple of episodes of its first season. The Doom Patrol series brings together the characters Cyborg, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, Robot Man, Crazy Jane, and their leader The Chief as a misfit group of superheroes and it is based on the DC comic of the same name. Following is the official synopsis for the show:
Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by 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 series stars April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade, Brendan Fraser, Timothy Dalton, Matt Bomer, and Alan Tudyk.
Premiere Dates: The DC Universe streaming service has announced the 2019 premieres for most of the original series it currently has in production. The third season premiere of the animated Young Justice (which DCU resurrected from cancellation) was previously announced with a January 4th debut date, and as mentioned above Doom Patrol will bow on February 15th. The live action Swamp Thing series will have its premiere on May 10th. The live action Stargirl will bow on August 9th and the animated Harley Quinn will have its debut on October 11th. The streaming service is also working on the Superman prequel series Metropolis, but no premiere date has been set for that on yet.
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