It’s been nearly a year since Doom Patrol Season 2 was announced at SDCC’19, with episodes debuting simultaneously on both DC Universe and HBO Max, the latter of which just launched yesterday. After releasing teaser images and PR earlier this month, promotion is now in full swing, and EW has first look photos and posters for the season, including our first look at Abigail Shapiro as the newest member of the strangest superhero group, Dorothy Spinner.
Just like in the comics, Dorothy suffers from a facial deformity giving her the appearance of an ape. In a noticeable deviation from the comics, however, Dorothy is the daughter of The Chief/Niles Caulder, the result of a romantic relationship he had with an immortal cavewoman in the Northern Yukon. Amazingly, that is probably the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the craziness of the Doom Patrol series.
Clearly the show takes primary inspiration from the acclaimed Doom Patrol run by writer Grant Morrison. As the Entertainment Weekly article reveals, occult detective Willoughby Kipling (Mark Sheppard) returns. Moreover, according to a recent feature in SPX magazine, Grant Morrison fans can expect more villains to make their live-action debut including Red Jack, Dr. Tyme, Shadowy Mr. Evans, the SeX Men, and the Candlemakers.
Let the insanity commence on June 25 when Doom Patrol Season 2 premieres!
DC’s strangest group of heroes — Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane aka Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) — are back again to save the world. That is, if they can find a way to grow up…both figuratively and literally. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the members of the Doom Patrol now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton), while confronting their own personal baggage. And as each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.
Doom Patrol is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Chris Dingess serving as executive producers. With episodes debuting simultaneously on DC UNIVERSE, the series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.