Doom Patrol is one of DC Comics’ most unique properties, a band of outcast superheroes usually filled with meta humor and all sorts of genre-bending wackiness. The comic series is the headliner of Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint, and now it’s coming to DC Universe in television form. While the 36 second teaser DC released doesn’t tell us a whole lot, it does give us a feel for the tone the show will be going for.
DC’s description of the show, from its YouTube channel:
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved groups of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl 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 premieres on the DC Universe streaming network February 15, 2019.