A few weeks ago the DC Comics superteam known as the Doom Patrol made their live-action debut in the fourth episode of DC Universe's Titans. In less than two months, they'll have their own show, and DC Universe is celebrating with a new look at this dysfunctional family of strangely gifted people.
The DC streaming service dropped a brief but very entertaining new teaser for the series Friday, featuring the five main characters — Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), Cyborg (Joivan Wade), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), and Robotman (Brendan Fraser) — all attempting to pose for a family photo of sorts while Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" plays in the background. It's a very strange, very fun look at the dynamic of the characters, and while we don't get to see any superhero action from them, we will soon enough.
To further emphasize the strangeness of its characters and their distinct personalities, DC Universe also dropped six new character posters from the show, with a different design for each character, as well as a poster for their mentor and leader, The Chief (Timothy Dalton). These also include our first look at the small-screen Cyborg, who looks a good bit less-CG than the DCEU's version. You'll have to decide for yourself which one is the best, but it's hard to top Robotman's.
Here's the official synopsis, in case you still haven't caught up on what Doom Patrol is all about:
"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 arrives on DC Universe Feb. 15.