With the DC Universe series “Titans” wrapping up its first season, the streaming service has started teasing the next big live-action show “Doom Patrol.” Not only did DC fans get a premiere date for the new series, but the DC Universe also unveiled a first look trailer for the show. “Doom Patrol” will premiere on February 15th and the series will be another exclusive for DC Universe subscribers.
The show stars Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade, and Timothy Dalton.
The story follows a team of superheroes who have all suffered because of their powers, either through personal loss or social isolation. The original crew was created in 1963 by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani.
While there have been several versions of the “Doom Patrol” over the years, this version features the original Doom Patrol characters Larry Trainor/Negative Man (played by Bomer), Cliff Steele/Robotman (played by Fraser), Elasti-Woman (played by Bowlby), The Chief (played by Dalton), Crazy Jane (played by Guerrero), and Victor Stone/Cyborg (played by Wade).
The showrunner for the series is Jeremy Carver, who also serves as Executive Producer with Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter.
“Doom Patrol” is just one of many live-action series coming to the DC Universe platform. The company is also putting together a “Stargil” series and a “Swamp Thing” series.
The last time we checked in with “Stargirl,” the show had cast Joel McHale as Starman/Sylvester Pemberton. Brec Bassinger will play the titular role of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl in the show. “Swamp Thing” recently cast Ian Ziering as the Blue Devil, with Crystal Reed playing the character Abby Arcane. Andy Bean and Derek Mears will split the role of the Swamp Thing, with Bean taking the human form and Mears playing the swampy alter-ego.