The second season of the DC superhero show Doom Patrol is on its way to the UK.
Doom Patrol, which focuses on a popular group of characters from the DC Universe - each of whom gained their powers through various nasty accidents - finally aired in the UK almost a year after its American debut.
Now season two is on its way too - and the good news is, UK residents won't have to wait nearly as long this time!
In a preview of the second season, showrunner Jeremy Carver said Cave of the outsider : The prime is gone from Chief (Timothy Dalton) and there is a realization that he was responsible for [the team's] trauma. When the head of the family turns out to be a cheat, the focus shifts to the idea that it is time for the people on this team to grow up. You have to grow up.
That's one of the reasons we start with them being small in the first episode, he added, referring to the (temporary) miniaturization of the Doom Patrol. But that's an idea that spans the entire season. We all have to finally come to terms with our shit, have to mature and try to find a way over this stressful trauma.
Here's everything you need to know about Doom Patrol.
The first season of Doom Patrol was streamed back in January 2020 in the UK on StarzPlay - a subscription streaming service available as part of Amazon Prime Video. (It was previously available on the DC Universe platform in the US.)
The second season of Doom Patrol will be available in a similar fashion StarzPlay on Thursday July 16 - Three weeks after its debut in the States, with the second season premiering on June 25th on both DC Universe and the new streaming platform HBO Max.
And if you're a binge watcher, you're in luck - all of the show's episodes are added at the same time.
In the US, the series is available through two different subscription services: DC Universe or the newer HBO Max.
The series follows Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane, a team of superheroes who discover that their leader, a mad scientist known simply as The Chief, has mysteriously disappeared.
After this discovery, the group is assigned a mission by none other than cyborg - a mission that is apparently impossible to refuse ...
Despite its association with other DC Universe shows Titans (some characters appear on both shows), Doom Patrol is believed to be set on a different continuity than this series. Confusing, we know.
Season two starts where we left the team. The official synopsis reads:
Doom Patrol members each suffered horrific accidents that gave them superhuman abilities - but also left scars and disfigurements. Traumatized and repressed, the team found meaning through The Chief who brought them together to study the world's strangest phenomena - and protect the earth from what they find.
Part self-help group, part superhero team, Doom Patrol is a gang of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that has nothing to do with them.
Doom Patrol picks up on the events of Titans and finds these reluctant heroes in a place they never thought of and are summoned to action by none other than cyborg who comes to them on a mission difficult to refuse, but with a warning That’s hard to ignore: your life will never be the same again.
The cast is crammed with a multitude of familiar faces, including former The Mummy star Brendan Fraser, who plays Robotman, and Matt Bomer of American Horror Story, who plays the role of Negative Man.
They are joined by April Bowlby (Two and a Half Men) as Elasti-Woman and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the new black) as Crazy Jane, while Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Mr. You can see Nobody / Eric Morden.
And there's even room in the cast for a former 007 - with Timothy Dalton, who played the legendary double agent in The Living Daylights and License to Kill and as The Chief / Dr. Niles Caulder appeared.
One of the possible new characters is Flex Mentallo. Showrunner Jeremy Carver also said: We'll see a few other characters over the years, like Danny the Street. We're going to see one of my favorite characters, the beard hunter.
The show currently scores an impressive 96% on the ratings aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with the site's consensus that the show works thanks to a dedicated cast and belief in the writing of weirdness.
Yes, there is a trailer for the second season of Doom Patrol - and it's usually weird.
The clip, which lasts a little over two minutes, also works halfway between an honest trailer and an introduction to the show's characters, and works equally well for fans of the first season and anyone first discovering Doom Patrol ...
You can watch the trailer for the first season of Doom Patrol below.
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The second season of Doom Patrol will be available starting Thursday July 16 through StarzPlay on Amazon Prime Video in the UK look what's going on with us Television program .