As 2019’s “Dawn of the Dysfunctional Super Team” rolls along and with a week to go before its February 15th premiere, DC Universe is giving us our first in-series look at “The World’s Strangest Heroes,” with a Doom Patrol teaser that gives us a strong sense of clearly “different” tone to the series. Which is a nice way of saying that this definitely not Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Arrow – plus we get really good looks at Alan Tudyk‘s Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody and Timothy Dalton‘s Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
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), who executive produces alongside Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Berlanti Prods’ Sarah Schechter. Warner Bros. Television produces in association with Berlanti Productions. The team was first introduced in the fourth episode of the streaming service’s live-action Titans, “Doom Patrol.”
DC Universe’s Doom Patrol stars April Bowlby as Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Kay Challis/Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser and Riley Shanahan as Clifford “Cliff” Steele/Robotman, Matt Bomer and Matthew Zuk as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief, and Tudyk as Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody.
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.
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.