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Things We Saw Today: Doom Patrol Gets a New Trailer With Alan Tudyk

Plus Aretha Franklin, the Terminator, and more!

The first trailer for DC Universe’s Doom Patrol has dropped, giving us a glimpse of the show’s dark humor. We also get a first look at Alan Tudyk’s villain Mr. Nobody. I have a sweet spot for mismatched, cast-off superheroes, so this show looks pretty sweet. We also get an extended description of the series:

“Robotman aka Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (Jovian Wade), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.”

With a strong ensemble cast and a flippant tone, this show has the makings to be a fun breakout hit for DC Universe. We’re also getting more lesser known DC characters in the mix, with the addition of Celsius, Lodestone, and Beard Hunter. Yup, Beard Hunter, aka the guy who hunts men with beards. Also set to join the show is cult favorite character Danny the Street, the sentient piece of road. This show is going to be a trip.

(via /Film, image: screencap)

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