DC Universe was so confident in Doom Patrol they announced the spin-off series before the show that inspired it, Titans, had even aired.
The announcement came with a synopsis that’s actually a pretty solid guide to the show.
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.
According to showrunner Jeremy Carver, “It’s a show about a group of reluctant heroes who are content living in isolation, until they’re called upon to rescue a world that has long shunned them.”
The confidence has continued. DC Universe has commissioned a second season before season one’s even finished airing. Season two goes before the cameras in June, but what will it involve? We’re glad you asked!
Doom Patrol 2 air date: When will it be on?
Season one started airing in February of this year. DC’s clearly happy with the reaction its received, as well as the fanbase its established, as they’ve gone straight into season two. So, as it’s not broke, we don’t expect them to fix it (with bandages or robot suits or whatever). Expect season two to land around February 2020.
Doom Patrol 2 cast: Who will be in it?
The Doom Patrol line-up consists of Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Cyborg (Joivan Wade), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) and Robotman (Brendan Fraser).
They’re led by Dr Niles Caulder / Chief (Timothy Dalton), and go up against Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden / Mr Nobody. They should all return in some form for season two.
And you can expect the team to add to their ranks for the second season, with potential canon characters including Flex Mentallo, a muscle-man inspired by bodybuilder Charles Atlas. Our dream casting? Henry Cavill, please.
Doom Patrol 2 plot: What will it be about?
It’s hard to speculate but what’s certain is that season two will be WEIRD. Season has the kind of odd tone fans of Legion and Umbrella Academy will recognise, but the source material goes to infinitely stranger places.
Whether the team ends up facing off against Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man (who looks exactly as he sounds) or Monsieur Mallah, an evil French militant revolutionary homosexual gorilla who’s in love with a disembodied brain in a jar, that remains to be seen.
Carver’s respect for Grant Morrison’s run on the comic is a good sign, mainly because it was certifiably insane and included a sentient street as a one of the team’s friends, as well as a Punisher knock-off named ‘The Beard Hunter’ who, well, killed people with beards.
“This show is dipping into different versions of the Doom Patrol from the years,” Carver said. “A great jumping off point is the Grant Morrison run in the ’90s. We dip into the Silver Age where we are seeing the Celsius and Lodestone characters. We’re going to see some other characters [from] over the years, such as Danny the Street. We’re going to see one of my more beloved characters, the Beard Hunter.”
Doom Patrol 2 trailer: When will it land?
If it’s anything like the first full trailer, it’ll land on the eve of the series dropping on DC Universe, so you could have a quite a wait – potentially February 2020.
Though we’d expect at least at tease at New York Comic Con this autumn.
Until then, enjoy the excellent trailer for the fun first series, above.
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