If we needed to assign 2019 a pop culture theme already, "The Dawn of the Dysfunctional Super Team" would definitely be one of them. Next week's bring us Netflix's The Umbrella Academy and Amazon unleashes The Boys this summer…and let's not forget the "World's Strangest Heroes," as Doom Patrol makes its solo series debut on DC Universe starting February 15th.
Now with a little more than a week to go before the series lifts off, DC Universe is giving fans a very comic book-like look at the cast (exclusive to ComicBook.com) in a new poster that definitely flaunts its Grant Morrison-esque aspects as well as a number of other modern takes on the team:
A reimagining of the superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani, Doom Patrol is written by Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, Being Human), who executive produces alongside Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Berlanti Prods' Sarah Schechter. Warner Bros. Television produces in association with Berlanti Productions. The team was first introduced in the fourth episode of DC Universe's live-action Titans, "Doom Patrol."
DOOM PATROL is 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.
DC Universe's Doom Patrol stars 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, Matt Bomer and Matthew Zuk as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief, and Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody.