DC ‘Doom Patrol’ Teaser

The unloved outcasts of Doom Patrol will arrive the day after St. Valentine’s Day. The February 15 premiere date has just been announced for Doom Patrol, the second live-action original series for DC Universe, the subscription streaming site that launched in September and premiered Titans in October.

The new series, a re-imagining of the comic book team, features a band of misfit heroes who walk lonely paths and have origin stories drenched in tragedy. The outsider souls find an uneasy alliance together under the leadership of a mysterious mastermind, Dr. Niles Caulder, portrayed by veteran actor Timothy Dalton (Penny Dreadful).

The show also stars Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, and Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg.

The team of powerful outcasts has a long publishing heritage — this year marks the 55th anniversary of the team’s first appearance in the pages of DC Comics — but the group has rarely been a spotlighted brand.

The Doom Patrol’s idiosyncratic adventures, bizarre enemies and outsider ethos make the team the most “Marvel-like” of DC’s long-time properties.  Comparisons have been frequently drawn between Doom Patrol and Marvel’s X-Men, the mutant team that debuted in September 1963, a mere three months after the DC squad’s summer debut that year.

Members of the Doom Patrol made their first live-action appearance in the fourth episodes of Titans, a series that reaches its Season 1 finale today. DC Universe is also live now on Amazon Fire TV, expanding its reach to a new, key distribution platform.

Check out the new teaser trailer above, and just-released character images below.

Via Deadline

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