Doom Patrol, the highly anticipated TV series based on the acclaimed, notoriously weird comic series, is set to debut on February 15th. Yet, we still haven’t seen much from it. Yes, there was that deliciously cheeky holiday teaser, and those mood-setting character promos (you can find the latest one here), but so far, the only thing we really have to base our expectations on is the Titans episode in which the Doom Patrol made their debut.
That episode was horror-tinged—a far cry from the humor in the holiday teaser. However, the just-released new Doom Patrol poster presents yet another possibility—a serious look at some truly misunderstood heroes.
Debuting initially on ComicBook.com, the poster gives us an intriguing new look at the full team, seemingly inspired by Brian Bolland's classic cover illustration for Grant Morrison's DOOM PATROL OMNIBUS. Doom Patrol stars Brendan Fraser as the voice of Robotman (and his pre-transformation identity of Cliff Steele), Matt Bomer as the voice of Negative Man (and again, his human identity of Larry Trainor), Joivan Wade as Cyborg, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Timothy Dalton as the Chief.
Along with the poster, we also have an official show synopsis:
A re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman 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.
Doom Patrol will air exclusively on DC Universe, so if you haven’t yet subscribed, you might want to get on that.