With only less than a month away from Doom Patrol’s second season releasing, we’re strapping in for a full media blitz on the show. Look, let’s be real here: Doom Patrol is a show that frankly shouldn’t exist. No executive would have ever greenlit the series if they had even glanced across any of the original comics, especially the Grant Morrison run in the 80s. The fact that we have not one, but two seasons of the show is a small miracle. It’s divine intervention that the first season turned out to be one of the best shows of last year and arguably one of the best superhero shows of the past decade.
While a trailer for the show hasn’t released yet (give it time…), we have the first official poster of the second season, this time revealing newcomer Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), the Chief’s (Timothy Dalton) daughter. Like everyone else in the show, Dorothy is a strange person, namely because she has the ability to bring her imagination to life. Whatever she thinks of, it will be made manifest. This could range from cute little creatures to egregore thought forms bent on breaking into our reality and plunging it into total chaos. So yeah, kind of a big deal.
Since her whole existence is a pun on Dorothy Gale and The Wizard of Oz, it’s no surprise that the imagery for the poster goes that same route. We see all of the main cast returning in this poster, as well as a brick in the bottom left corner. And if you’re wondering why there’s a brick in the lower left corner, that’s actually a character named Danny. Danny is a sentient and genderless street that is able to integrate itself into any form of geography, with his spirit contained inside of a single brick within the street. Aren’t comic books weird???
Doom Patrol will return for a second season on DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25, 2020.