'Doom Patrol' Season 2 set for June release on HBO Max, Chief’s daughter joins DC’s strangest group of heroes
HBO Max, the soon-to-launch subscription video-on-demand streaming service from WarnerMedia Entertainment, has set premiere dates for the second wave slate of Max Originals following its scheduled May 27 launch. Among the many titles announced on Wednesday, May 13, is the second season of ‘Doom Patrol’.
Produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros, ‘Doom Patrol’ follows what the streamer calls “DC’s strangest group of heroes”. Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser), a former NASCAR racer whose brain was transplanted into a robotic body after an accident destroyed his own; Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Matt Bomer), a former pilot who crashed into negative energy and is now wrapped in bandages from head to toe; Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), a former actress who developed the power to stretch, shrink and grow after being exposed to a toxic liquid; Kay Challis/Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), a superhero with 64 distinct personalities each displaying a different superpower; Victor Stone/Cyborg (Joivan Wade), a half-human, half-machine superhero struggling with his duality; and Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief (Timothy Dalton), their mentor, make up this rag-tag band of superheroes.
In season 2, per a WarnerMedia press release, following the defeat of Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk), the series’ fourth-wall-breaking super-villain, the members of the Doom Patrol will find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they will begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal by The Chief while confronting their own personal baggage.
“And as each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world,” says the release.
Season 2 of ‘Doom Patrol’ will arrive on June 25.
But that’s not the only show that has been announced. The first season of the unscripted kids' adventure competition series ‘Karma’, featuring YouTube host Michelle Khare will air on June 18. ‘Esme & Roy’ Season 2 will air on June 25, as will ‘Search Party’ Season 3. ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands- BMO’, the first of four hour-long breakout specials of the animated series ‘Adventure Time’ will also air the same day.
‘Expecting Amy’, a three-part docuseries that provides an unfiltered and intimate view into comedian Amy Schumer’s life on tour creating a stand-up special during her difficult pregnancy, will premiere on the streamer on July 9. As will the comedy series ‘Close Enough’. July 16 will see ‘House of Ho’ launch. July 23, ‘Tig n’ Seek’. ‘Frayed’ and ‘The Dog House’ will be released on July 30. And finally, Seth Rogen’s comedy feature, ‘An American Pickle’ will have its world premiere as the first HBO Max original film on August 6.