‘Doom Patrol': Meet the Most Dysfunctional Superhero Team in DC Universe Series Trailer (Video)

Sorry Cyborg, but these guys ain’t the Justice League

Last Updated: February 8, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

The Doom Patrol have a few issues to work out.

After releasing a teaser in December, DC Universe unveiled the first look of the “Doom Patrol” squad in action. You can watch the video above, which also shows a brief glimpse of Alan Tudyk’s Mr. Nobody.

The series premieres on the DC Comics-branded streaming service Friday, Feb. 15.

Starring Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade and Timothy Dalton, “Doom Patrol” is based on the super team of heroes whose powers have caused them alienation and trauma, created in 1963 by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.

The team has appeared in nearly a dozen different incarnations since then, including a celebrated 1989-1993 run written by Grant Morrison. The DC Universe series features original Doom Patrol characters Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Bomer), Cliff Steele/Robotman (Fraser), Elasti-Woman (Bowlby) and The Chief (Dalton), joined by Crazy Jane (Guerrero) from Morrison’s run, and Victor Stone/Cyborg (Wade).

Here is the logline for the DC Universe series: Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured.  Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence.  Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves 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. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Jeremy Carver, along with Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter.

“Doom Patrol” joins several other scripted series coming to the new DC Universe platform in 2019, including “Stargirl,” “Swamp Thing,” a revival of the Cartoon Network series “Young Justice,” the live-action Lois Lane-Lex Luthor series “Metropolis,” and an animated Harley Quinn series.