Doom Patrol is the latest DC property to be adapted into a TV show and it has just received an extended trailer ahead of its release on the DC Universe streaming service. Doom Patrol started out as a comic book in the '60s, where it focused on a group of people who received superpowers in various accidents and mishaps, which left them disfigured in different ways.
The Doom Patrol use their powers to protect the world that hates and fears them, which is the exact same premise as the X-Men comic books. But the Doom Patrol predate the creation of the X-Men by several months, which has led to a lot of fans wondering whether Marvel's famous mutants had been cribbed from DC.
The trailer for Doom Patrol introduces the different members of the team - Crazy Jane, Elasti-Woman, Negative Man, and Robotman, with the addition of Cyborg (who is better known as a member of the Teen Titans) as part of the group. The Doom Patrol will be facing Mr. Nobody, who is one of the main antagonists of the group in the comics. Doom Patrol is a spinoff of Titans and is going to be part of a new shared TV universe with the Swamp Thing show, which is still in development.
Doom Patrol represents something new for the DC TV show properties, as it is launching without all of the baggage of Titans, which faced scrutiny from the fans of the animated series from day one. The Doom Patrol comics have over fifty years of storylines that have yet to be used in any other DC property, many of which will be new to fans due to how obscure the team is, save for Grant Morrison's infamous run on the Doom Patrol comics in the early '90s.
It's clear that a lot of love has gone into the production of Doom Patrol and it seems to have a consistent style and tone, which is something that other recent DC properties have had trouble with. The visuals of Doom Patrol are especially impressive and it would be easy to mistake the trailer for that of a movie instead of a TV show.
Doom Patrol will be appearing exclusively on the DC Universe streaming service in the USA. There is no word yet on when DC Universe will be available in other countries, which may lead to Doom Patrol being shown on other streaming services until DC Universe receives a worldwide release.
Doom Patrol premieres Friday, February 15 on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe