Upfronts 2018: The Overachievers List

As we close the book on a wild upfront, with a lot of drama, some last-minute pickups, many cancellations and one resurrection, here is Deadline’s annual honor roll of those who excelled at the 2018 upfronts. Also included is a list of pods and indepen…

As we close the book on a wild upfront, with a lot of drama, some last-minute pickups, many cancellations and one resurrection, here is Deadline's annual honor roll of those who excelled at the 2018 upfronts. Also included is a list of pods and independent production companies with multiple series on broadcast and cable. Greg Berlanti and Aaron Kaplan lead the pack this upfront with three new series each. Berlanti just set a new record for the most on-air series with 14 …

5 Takeaways From the CW’s Upfront

The CW wrapped the 2018 upfronts with its presentation on Thursday at New York City Center. Here are the five key takeaways: 1. Sunday nights aren’t just about Sunday nights. The CW’s addition of a two-hour block of Sunday primetime program…

The CW wrapped the 2018 upfronts with its presentation on Thursday at New York City Center. Here are the five key takeaways: 1. Sunday nights aren’t just about Sunday nights. The CW’s addition of a two-hour block of Sunday primetime programming, returning the network to a sixth night, had a significant impact on development and […]

‘Riverdale’ EP Talks Tonight’s Finale, That Arresting End & Teases Season 3 Twists

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight’s Riverdale Season 2 finale
As tonight’s Riverdale Season 2 finale revealed, the not-so-sleepy town has a new mayor — and it isn’t Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) — and Riverdale High might ha…

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Riverdale Season 2 finale As tonight's Riverdale Season 2 finale revealed, the not-so-sleepy town has a new mayor — and it isn't Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) — and Riverdale High might have a new student president, but it won't be Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) because he just got hauled off to jail Jughead (Cole Spouse) is alive and made a heartfelt teen proposal of sorts to Betty (Lili Reinhart), but a council of villains…

Greg Berlanti on Breaking the On-Air Series Record, Netflix’s Mega-Deals, and an ‘Everwood’ Reunion

The man who is the talk of upfronts is not even there. Uberproducer Greg Berlanti, who has just set a new record with 14 series on air, makes it a point to stay in L.A. during the busiest week of the year for the TV business. “I never go to upfro…

The man who is the talk of upfronts is not even there. Uberproducer Greg Berlanti, who has just set a new record with 14 series on air, makes it a point to stay in L.A. during the busiest week of the year for the TV business. “I never go to upfronts. They never notice when […]

DC Universe picks up a live-action Doom Patrol series from Greg Berlanti 

Now that it has a name, Warner Bros.’ DC Comics-themed streaming service DC Universe is really starting to come together. We’ve known about the live-action Teen Titans show and the return of animated series Young Justice for about a year now, and since…

Now that it has a name, Warner Bros.’ DC Comics-themed streaming service DC Universe is really starting to come together. We’ve known about the live-action Teen Titans show and the return of animated series Young Justice for about a year now, and since then we’ve heard about a Harley Quinn cartoon, a show set in…

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DC Universe Orders Live-Action ‘Doom Patrol’ Series With Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns Producing

The upcoming DC-branded streaming service, DC Universe, has ordered the live-action series “Doom Patrol” for 13 episodes, Variety has learned. Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani…

The upcoming DC-branded streaming service, DC Universe, has ordered the live-action series “Doom Patrol” for 13 episodes, Variety has learned. Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, the one-hour drama is described as a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, […]

Live-Action ‘Doom Patrol’ Series From Greg Berlanti Gets 13-Episode Order on DC Digital Service

DC Comics’ “Doom Patrol” is coming to small screens. The cult classic superhero team is getting a live-action series on DC Universe, the upcoming digital service from DC Entertainment.

“Doom Patrol,” from “Frequency” showrunner Jeremy Carver and Berlanti Productions, has received a 13-episode series order and is slated to debut in 2019.

The series follows a group of outcast superheroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). Each members has suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. The show will serve as a follow-up to the first DC Universe original series, “Titans,” starring Brenton Thwaites as Batman sidekick Robin.

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Created by writers Arnold Drake and Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani, the Doom Patrol characters debuted in DC’s “My Greatest Adventure” in 1963 and have since been featured in six different ongoing comic series. The team has been featured in several animated DC adaptations, including “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” and “Teen Titans.”

Carver is writer on the series, and will executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions.

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“Doom Patrol” joins a programming slate at DC Universe which includes “Titans,” a live-action “Swamp Thing” series, a revival of the Cartoon Network series “Young Justice,” the live-action Lois Lane-Lex Luthor series “Metropolis,” and an animated Harley Quinn series.

“Titans,” which follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes led by Robin, is the first DC Universe series expected to premiere this year, though the streaming service does not yet have a launch date.

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DC Comics’ “Doom Patrol” is coming to small screens. The cult classic superhero team is getting a live-action series on DC Universe, the upcoming digital service from DC Entertainment.

“Doom Patrol,” from “Frequency” showrunner Jeremy Carver and Berlanti Productions, has received a 13-episode series order and is slated to debut in 2019.

The series follows a group of outcast superheroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). Each members has suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. The show will serve as a follow-up to the first DC Universe original series, “Titans,” starring Brenton Thwaites as Batman sidekick Robin.

Created by writers Arnold Drake and Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani, the Doom Patrol characters debuted in DC’s “My Greatest Adventure” in 1963 and have since been featured in six different ongoing comic series. The team has been featured in several animated DC adaptations, including “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” and “Teen Titans.”

Carver is writer on the series, and will executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions.

“Doom Patrol” joins a programming slate at DC Universe which includes “Titans,” a live-action “Swamp Thing” series, a revival of the Cartoon Network series “Young Justice,” the live-action Lois Lane-Lex Luthor series “Metropolis,” and an animated Harley Quinn series.

“Titans,” which follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes led by Robin, is the first DC Universe series expected to premiere this year, though the streaming service does not yet have a launch date.

Related stories from TheWrap:

'Swamp Thing' TV Series Coming to DC Universe Streaming Platform

First Look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin in DC Universe Streaming Series 'Titans' (Photo)

Live-Action Lois Lane Series 'Metropolis' Gets Series Pickup From DC Digital Service