Titans might be the more famous team on the live action series docket for the DC Universe streaming network, but I’ve been a lot more interested in the upcoming Doom Patrol. It’s not even that I was ever a big Doom Patrol fan, but with talent that includes Timothy Dalton, Diane Guerrero, Brendan Fraser, Joivan Wade, April Bowlby, and Matt Bomer, everyone should be interested in seeing what they’ve been able to put together.
The first teaser doesn’t really tell us anything about the show, but it does give us a little bit of personality from each of the characters:
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved groups of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes 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, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani #DCUDOOMPATROL premieres February 15. New episodes weekly, only on DC Universe.