It wasn’t too long ago that I shared the first trailer from the Warner Brothers Television series “The Doom Patrol” and if you didn’t see that yet just click HERE. The interesting thing about that is that the trailer was shared on the HBO Max service while the show will be premiering here on the DC Universe streaming service at the same time. Yes it’s a bit confusing, but WB owns HBO and they are really putting a lot of their cards on the table with the service to make it like their own Netflix and Hulu in some sense. Anyway, without further adieu, the second season of “Doom Patrol” begins streaming today on the DC Universe service and some episodes on HBO Max as well. Check out the poster, premise and casting down below.
The Plot: In the first season, the Chief is captured by the malevolent Mr. Nobody, sending the Doom Patrol on a journey to rescue him. Along the way, they discover secrets about themselves and of the Chief, whom they eventually learn is responsible for the tragic events that gave them their powers.
Cast and Characters:
April Bowlby as Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman
Diane Guerrero as Kay Challis/Crazy Jane
Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Brendan Fraser and Riley Shanahan as Clifford “Cliff” Steele/Robotman
Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody
Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief
Matt Bomer and Matthew Zuk as Larry Trainor/Negative Man
Alec Mapa as Steve Larson / Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man
Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo
Will Kemp and Dave Bielawski as Steve Dayton/Mento
Jasmine Kaur and Madhur Jaffrey as Arani Desai/Celsius
Lesa Wilson as Rhea Jones/Lodestone
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, we no longer are subscribing to DC Universe, and it was more a cost measure than a lack of interest one. As I’d pointed out in one of the earlier, similar narratives there are far too many streaming services out there today. I was only able to get through five episodes of the first season before my subscription ran out so maybe in the coming months I will sign up again and binge the whole thing. What about you folks? Are you subscribing to this service and did you follow the first season? If you’d care to share your thoughts you know where to offer them up by now and that is right down below in the comments section. See you next time.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_Patrol_(TV_series)