DC just can’t stop with these TV show adaptations. And who can blame them really. When you’ve got 5 (soon to be 6) shows on one network and several others scattered on other major channels, you’re in a good place. Yet, then they also have the DC Universer streaming service, which seems to be announcing new series, every few weeks. One of which is finally seeing the light of day this coming week. So it makes sense that they’d give Doom Patrol one final trailer, for the people who may have forgotten it exists.
There’s a fun jovial sense to the show that makes it look intriguing at the very least. Doom Patrol also fits into the DC Universe mold of attempting to sell a “harder, more mature” kind of superhero show, to get people to sign up for the service. This much was evidenced when Robotman and Negative Man popped up on Titans last year, as they made sure to cuss as much as possible, to sell the rating. At initial glance, this feels like it will fall somewhere between Suicide Squad and Legends of Tomorrow. Not too shabby. What gives this show the leg up, is by including familiar name actors, like Timothy Dalton, Alan Tyduk and the voices of Matt Bomer and Brendan Fraser.
This past week, at TCA, the cast, writers and producers gave an indication of where the show would be headed in it’s first spat of episodes. “The show is dipping into different versions of the Doom Patrol over the years,” showrunner Jeremy Carver said in an interview, “a great jumping off point is the Grant Morrison comics and the Silver Age.” Carver also mentioned that longtime fans of the comic series could hold out hope for future members of the group, to join the shows ranks.
What do you think of the teaser? Are you excited for another “off the beaten path” superhero show? Do you or anyone you know have DC Universe? We’re really curious to hear from someone who has the service. So let us know in the comments. In the mean time, you only have a few days to ponder signing up, as Doom Patrol premieres on exclusively on the platform, on February 15. Unlike nextflix though, it doesn’t drop every episode at once. At least attempting to replicate the nagging cliffhangers of network television.