Doom Patrol — EP 201B — “Fun Size Patrol” — Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Last I checked, Doom Patrol was supposed to be a DC Universe original series. Well at least it was for its first season. Now we are two weeks away from the debut of season two. As marketing for the series has begun to kick it in high gear, there is one notable difference. It’s now labeled as an HBO Max original and there is no mention of the DC Universe streaming service on the trailer that was released this week. You can check it out above!
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This trailer is re-introducing us to the members of the Doom Patrol. Being that it’s now going to be easier to view, it’s probably targeting a new audience. The Cheif, played by Timothy Dalton, is looking to outlive his strange-looking daughter, because in his own words, “she will unleash hell on Earth”. This is one of the reasons why he had experimented with the members of the team. This included Robotman, voiced by Brendan Fraser, Larry Trainer aka Negative Man, played by Matt Bomer, Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman, played by April Bowlby, Crazy Jane, played by Diane Guerrero, and Victor Stone aka Cyborg, played by Joivan Wade.
Here is the official synopsis for season two of Doom Patrol:
DC’s strangest group of heroes — Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane aka Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) — are back again to save the world. That is, if they can find a way to grow up…both figuratively and literally. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the members of the Doom Patrol now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton), while confronting their own personal baggage. And as each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.
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The beauty of Doom Patrol is that it did such a fantastic job with character development in its first season. While the story with Mr. Nobody, played by Alan Tudyk, was bonkers, you ended up being invested with the Doom Patrol. Now in this second season I look forward to seeing the characters continue to grow as individuals and as a group. Also I want to know what’s up with the Chief’s daughter.
Have you watched the first season of Doom Patrol yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
The first three episodes of the second season of Doom Patrol drop on HBO Max and DC Universe Thursday, June 25th.
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