SDCC 2019: 'Doom Patrol' season 2 underway and, thanks to HBO, more people will see just how amazing it is

SDCC 2019: 'Doom Patrol' season 2 underway and, thanks to HBO, more people will see just how amazing it is

'Doom Patrol' fans got the best surprise ever at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con where it was announced Saturday that the DC show is officially getting a second season.

Despite being less popular than as many other DC shows, mostly owing to the fact that it is only available for viewing on DC Universe’s subscription service, it is considered one of the best superhero shows to be airing currently with 95% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Things, however, are about to take a turn for the better.

The DC show has been added to the roaster of shows on the recently-announced HBO Max, a streaming service, and will also be produced by them.

The upcoming seasons of 'Doom Patrol,' along with the 15 episodes from the first season, will be joining the esteemed company of NBC sitcom 'Friends,' which is set to depart from Netflix soon, and the '90s classic 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' starring Will Smith. 

The show's new partnership with HBO Max was announced by star Diane Guerrero and executive producer Jeremy Carver at the DC Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.


They also revealed that the upcoming season 2 will air simultaneously on both platforms. 


With bizarre plotlines and obscure superheroes, it is one of the most irreverent shows out there and boasts of a stellar cast, including Guerrero, Timothy Dalton, Alan Tudyk, Brendan Fraser, and Matt Bomer.

The show follows the lives of Kay Challis/Crazy Jane (Guerrero), a Doom Patrol member with 64 distinct personalities each displaying a different super power; Cliff Steele/Robotman (Fraser), a former NASCAR racer whose brain was transplanted into a robotic body after an accident destroyed his own; 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; Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Bomer/Matthew Zuk), a former pilot, who crashed into negative energy and is now wrapped in bandages from head to toe; Victor Stone/Cyborg (Jovian Wade), a half-human, half-machine superhero struggling with his duality; their mentor Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief (Dalton), leader of the Doom Patrol and a leading doctor in medical science who specializes in finding those in need who are "on the edge of death in need of a miracle"; and the fourth-wall-breaking super-villain Mr. Nobody (Tudyk) who lives in the shadows and is able to drain the sanity of others after being experimented on by ex-Nazis.


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