Remember at SDCC last year when it was announced that Doom Patrol Season 2 would be airing on both HBO Max and DC Universe? That’s still the plan, and now we know when. In two separate press releases, it was revealed that the show’s second season would premiere on both streamers on Thursday, June 25th.
Of the two releases, DC Universe gives us a better idea of what to expect this upcoming season. Here’s the synopsis: “Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk – “Harley Quinn”), the members of the Doom Patrol find themselves shrunken 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 – “Hot Fuzz”), while confronting their own personal baggage. 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 – “Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice”), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.”
Let’s face it, Doom Patrol was a surprise hit in Season 1 with very little pressure. Now the bar has been set, and we’ll see if they can maintain it in Season 2. I don’t doubt that they can, but there is a different set of expectations this time around.
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. The series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. The fan favorite cast of Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero – “Orange is the New Black”) Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser – “The Mummy”), Larry Trainer/Negative Man (Matt Bomer – “American Horror Story”) Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby – “Two and a Half Men”) and Vic Stone/Cyborg (Joivan Wade – “Doctor Who”) are also set to return.
When the trailer comes out, we’ll have it for you.
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