doom patrol

DC Universe’s second original live-action series ‘Doom Patrol’ launches on Friday.  In anticipation, 20 new still photos have been released, showing off the cast of April Bowlby as Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman, Timothy Dalton as Niles Calder/The Chief, and Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane.  Joivan Wade’s Cyborg won’t enter the picture until the second episode.  Also not shown is Alan Tudyk as the villain Mr. Nobody.  But the photos do offer a glimpse of Brendan Fraser as Clif Steele and Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor, before their transformations into Robotman and Negative Man, respectively.  These are clearly flashbacks, as in the present scenes, their completely concealed forms are portrayed by stuntmen with Fraser and Bomer supplying their voices.

Here is the synopsis for the pilot episode:

In the series premiere episode, the team – tired of being stuck in Doom Manor – decides to visit the local town while The Chief is away. However, this seemingly harmless field trip leads to some grave consequences, including an encounter with the mysterious and powerful Mr. Nobody (series star ALAN TUDYK).

Check out these new photos:

Timothy Dalton replaces Bruno Bichir, who portrayed Caulder on the first DC Universe live-action series ‘Titans’.

Series creator Jeremy Carver (‘Supernatural’) states that the series will touch on various time periods of the ‘Doom Patrol’ and mentioned some other potential guest-stars:

“I think the show is dipping into different versions of the Doom Patrol over the years. We touch on and take 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 Loadstone characters. We’re going to see some other characters that have graced over the years such as Danny the Street. We’re going to see one of my more beloved characters the Beard Hunter.”

Carver slightly misspoke, as Celsius was introduced in 1977 and was possibly the first Indian superhero, while Lodestone didn’t debut until 1987.  Both dates are well past the Silver Age, which is when the original Doom Patrol premiered.


Check out ‘Doom Patrol’ when it debuts on Friday, only on DC Universe.

Source: Comic Book Movie