With “The World’s Strangest Heroes” ready to leap our screens in a single bound, DC Universe has unveiled the musical maestros tapped to bring the “sounds of strange” to the masses – and there’s a very good chance you’ve heard their work before. Titans composers Clint Mansell (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) and Kevin Kiner (Narcos: Mexico, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will take on scoring duties for the streaming service’s next original series Doom Patrol – set to debut this Friday, February 15.
A reimagining of the superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani, DC Universe’s Doom Patrol is written by Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, Being Human). Carver executive produces alongside Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Berlanti Productions’ Sarah Schechter – with Warner Bros. Television producing in association with Berlanti Productions. The team was first introduced in the fourth episode of the streaming service’s live-action Titans, the appropriately-titled “Doom Patrol.”
Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (APRIL BOWLBY) and Crazy Jane (DIANE GUERRERO), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (TIMOTHY DALTON). 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 (JOIVAN WADE), 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.