- For other uses of the name Doom Patrol, see Doom Patrol (disambiguation).
Doom Patrol is an ongoing web television series based on the DC Comics team the Doom Patrol. The first season of the series ran from February to May 2019. On July 20, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season. It will air simultaneously on both DC Universe and HBO Max, with Season 1 becoming available on the latter once Season 2 premiered on June 25, 2020. Season 3 premiered on September 23 on HBO Max.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder, they're called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.
- Diane Guerrero as Kay Challis, Crazy Jane, Sylvia, Hammerhead, Hangman's Daughter, Sun Daddy, Spinning Jenny, Scarlet Harlot, Penny Farthing, Baby Doll, Flit, Unknown wall-crawling personality, Flaming Katy, Lucy Fugue, Silver Tongue, Doctor Harrison, Karen and Driver 8
- April Bowlby as Gertrude Cramp/Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman
- Joivan Wade as Vic Stone/Cyborg
- Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody (season 1)
- Riley Shanahan and Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman[a]
- Matthew Zuk and Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man/Positive Man[b]
- Matt also played Larry Trainor (subconscious)
- Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/Chief (season 1, 2, and 3)
- Abigail Shapiro as Dorothy Spinner
- Michelle Gomez as Laura De Mille/Madame Rouge
- Phil Morris as Silas Stone
- Kyle Clements and Tom Fitzpatrick as John Bowers
- Karen Obilom as Roni Evers
- Sydney Kowalske and Bethany Anne Lind as Clara Steele
- Alimi Ballard as Joshua Clay
- Anna Lore as Penny Farthing
- Alec Mapa as Steve Larson/Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man
- Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo
- Wynn Everett as Shelley Byron/The Fog
- Jonathan Lipow as Monsieur Mallah
- Lex Lang as Voice of Candlemaker
- Jon Briddell as Darren Jones
- Tommy Snider as Ernest Franklin/Beard Hunter
- Mark Sheppard as Willoughby Kipling
- Julie McNiven as Sheryl Trainor
- Julian Richings as Heinrich Von Fuchs
- Pisay Pao as Slava
- John Getz as Paul Trainor
- Lilli Birdsell as Martha Patterson/Mother Archon
- Ted Sutherland as Elliot Patterson/Book
- Stephanie Czajkowski as Hammerhead
- Charmin Lee as Elinore Stone
- Curtis Armstrong as Ezekiel the Cockroach
Doom Patrol was announced on May 14, 2018, as an intended spin-off of Titans for video on demand service DC Universe after co-creator and executive producer Geoff Johns revealed that Titans' fourth episode would feature and be titled after the Doom Patrol on February 10, 2018. Despite the initial order and sharing characters and actors, however, Doom Patrol occupies a separate continuity from Titans.
Fifteen episodes were developed for the first season, which premiered on February 15, 2019, and concluded on May 24, 2019. Jeremy Carver wrote the pilot, and served as an executive producer alongside Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. Production companies involved with the series include Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is influenced by writer Grant Morrison's run of the comic.
On July 20, 2019, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Doom Patrol had been renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere on both DC Universe and WarnerMedia's video on demand service HBO Max on June 25, 2020. Production on the second season was temporarily halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In July 2018, it was announced that April Bowlby, Brendan Fraser, and Matt Bomer would star in Doom Patrol as Rita Farr, the voice of Cliff Steele, and the voice of Larry Trainor, respectively, after being cast as the characters for guest appearances in Titans. Diane Guerrero was also announced to be joining Bowlby, Fraser, and Bomer as Jane. In August 2018, Joivan Wade was cast as Victor "Vic" Stone / Cyborg, Alan Tudyk was cast as Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody, and Riley Shanahan was cast to physically portray the cyborg version of Cliff. The next month, Timothy Dalton was cast as Niles Caulder / Chief and Matthew Zuk was cast in October 2018 to physically portray the bandage-covered Larry. In March 2019, Mark Sheppard was announced as Willoughby Kipling.
In January 2020, Roger Floyd was cast as Red Jack, a bizarre being who claims to be God, in the series' second season. Other second-season castings that February included Abigail Shapiro as the Chief's superpowered daughter, Dorothy Spinner, and Karen Obilom as Roni Evers, a military veteran with a mysterious past who Vic meets while attending a PTSD support group. Samantha Marie Ware was cast as one of Jane's personalities in March 2020.
Principal photography for season one began on August 30, 2018, in Olde Town Conyers, Georgia. Filming continued in Georgia throughout September 2018, in Lawrenceville and at Briarcliff Mansion. Principal photography for season one officially wrapped on April 10, 2019.
|2019||American Society of Cinematographers Awards||Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for Television||Chris Manley||Nominated|
|2019||Golden Trailer Awards||Best WildPosts for a TV/Streaming Series||Doom Patrol “Character Posters”, Warner Bros., WB Worldwide Television Marketing In House||Nominated|
|2019||Imagen Awards||Best Actress – Television||Diane Guerrero||Nominated|
|2019||Saturn Awards||Best Streaming Superhero Television Series||Doom Patrol||Nominated|
|2021||Critics' Choice Super Awards||Best Superhero Series||Doom Patrol||Nominated|
|2021||Critics' Choice Super Awards||Best Actress in a Superhero Series||Diane Guerrero||Nominated|
|2021||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Stunt Coordination||Thorn Williams||Pending|
Behind the scenes
- In the Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths, Doom Patrol's place in the new multiverse was revealed as taking place on Earth-21, a reality separate from the Titans reality, Earth-9, when it was previously thought both shows shared a universe.
- ^ Shanahan portrays Robotman physically, while Fraser voices him, as well as portraying him in flashbacks.
- ^ Zuk portrays Negative Man physically, while Bomer voices him, as well as portraying him in flashbacks.
- Doom Patrol is a related TV show to Titans.