Debuting in the live action Teen Titans show that us lucky Brits get on Netflix, so we don’t need to worry about buy even more streaming services (and that’s before Disney and Apple launch their own, making TV a rather expensive leisure activity these days), I think its fair to say that interest is piqued. And, it will only be further piqued with the reveal of this new poster.
Featuring (mainly) the classic Grant Morrison line-up plus Elasti-Girl and Cyborg, Doom Patrol stars Brendan Fraser as the voice of Robotman, Matt Bomer as the voice of Negative Man, Joivan Wade as Cyborg, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Timothy Dalton as the Chief, this series not only has a few great actors attached, but looks amazing too.
A re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). 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.
Here’s hoping we get Doom Patrol on Netflix here in the UK too. I don’t think I could sign up for a streaming service just for one or two shows. As for my Colonial cousins, pay up, or miss out it would seem.