“Doom Patrol”, the show featuring the strangest team of superheroes on television, is back for a second season.
The first season of “Doom Patrol” launched on DC Universe, the streaming platform for DC Comics. As the second season is launching on HBO Max, this season will likely draw a larger audience. Wisely, the trailer is quick to reintroduce the characters to potential newcomers. This misfit team of heroes includes Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Cyborg (Joivan Wade).
The heroes will have to come together as a team to protect their newest member Dorothy Spinner (played by Abigail Shapiro), whose mysterious powers have the potential to “unleash hell on Earth.” Yet the Doom Patrol has bigger, or rather, smaller problems to face first. The second season will start where Season 1 ended, with the team of heroes shrunk down to miniature size. As the trailer reveals, this is just the start of the weirdness in store for the upcoming season.
The first season was well-received, with praise going to the committed cast and the offbeat humor inherent in such a bizarre show. In a world oversaturated with superhero movies, the peculiarities of “Doom Patrol” may be a breath of fresh air. Debuting on HBO Max could make or break the show, revealing if “Doom Patrol” is viable for a larger audience or destined to remain on the sidelines.
Either way, it appears that the quirkiness of the first season is not going anywhere. The trailer features everything from a sabretoothed giant reindeer-bear to a squad of spear-wielding pink creatures in knit cardigans. What more could you expect from a show that had its main characters publicly orgasm at once?
Check out the trailer and catch up on the first season of “Doom Patrol” on the DC Universe and HBO Max streaming platforms. The first three episodes of Season 2 will premiere on June 25 on HBO Max and DC Universe.