'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Preview: A new miniature life and a dangerous girl in search of real friends

The new season will begin with the team stuck in miniaturized form and with a dangerous new ally who could either save them or doom them all


                            'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Preview: A new miniature life and a dangerous girl in search of real friends
Abigail Shapiro and Riley Shanahan (DC Universe)

'Doom Patrol', DC Universe's weirdest show ever, is all set to return for its second season. Picking up right where Season 1 left off, the new season will begin with the team stuck in miniaturized form and with a dangerous new ally who could either save them or doom them all.

Jeremy Carver's 'Doom Patrol' TV series, based on the characters created by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani and the stories written by Grant Morrison, tells the story of some seriously damaged individuals, each of whom has special abilities but is also burdened with deep trauma. While Season 1 focused on the team trying to rescue their leader Chief / Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), Season 2 sees the team in a more broken state than ever before.

After finding out that the Chief is responsible for their respective mishaps, the team has turned against him. But there's not much they can do about it because they are all still stuck at the size of roaches. Meanwhile, they also have to worry about the Chief's daughter, Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro). Dorothy has endured a lot of trauma herself because of her apelike appearance but she may be the most powerful individual the team has ever encountered.



 

Dorothy has a host of freakish imaginary friends whom she can bring to life, each of them with powerful abilities that could make them more than a match for her new friends. And while most of them may be friendly, there are some true monsters lurking in the poor child's mind who could plunge the whole world into mayhem if they ever got out. So right now the question is whether the team will get over their anger towards the Chief and come together to help his daughter. Or will they allow their rage to consume them and deny Dorothy their friendship? It's a tricky situation and only time will tell if Doom Patrol can get out with their lives intact.

Here's the official synopsis for the season: "Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) are back again to save the world — that is if they can find a way to grow up both figuratively and literally. Following the defeat of Mr Nobody, the Doom Patrol now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff's toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal with Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton) 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), Caulder's daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world." 

'Doom Patrol' Season 2 will premiere simultaneously on both DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25, 2020.

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