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Follow the yellow brick road: Doom Patrol Season 2

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The summer will officially be a psychedelic one, especially with Doom Patrol season two officially hitting the digital stream-waves on June 25th.

One interesting thing to note is that season two will have a new home this year. Doom Patrol will make their second, long-awaited debut on both HBO Max and DC Universe respectively.

Many were left wondering when the crazy zany adventures of the dysfunctional guardians of the galaxy of tv would return to the small screen. Especially with such a big cliffhanger at the end of its freshman season run. The surprise introduction of Niles Calder, the chief’s daughter Dorthy and, of course, on Doom Patrol, not everything is as it seems. 

In addition to the new casting of the Chief’s daughter a lot of other storylines were planted at the end of season one. It’s only natural that things will start to unfold over the longevity of the upcoming sophomore season.

Many of the viewers only watch or recommend Doom Patrol for the craziness, and the Grant Morrison acid trip that was clearly evident in the comic books, but when you take a deeper dive into the show you learn that it’s a blueprint for character development.

These once lesser-known icons who were long forgotten in the lore of DC comics are actually given a chance to be fleshed out through the genius writing and the cinematic storytelling. 

Doom Patrol is a show in a league of its own because many think that the villain Mr. Nobody, played by Alan Tudyk, was the antagonist in season one.

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The narrative always painted the character as the typical villain archetype when the real enemy of the team actually was fear. Doom Patrol is a multi-layered masterpiece that will either leave you confused or capture you with the heart of these characters, and the brilliant dialogue established through the masterful scripts. 

One thing in closing is from the promo posters of season two and the clearly evident inspiration of “The Wizard of Oz” being a prime factor toward the foundation of this upcoming season.

It begs the following questions to be asked: Do you follow the yellow brick road back into Cloverton and integrate yourself with the Doom Patrol team, or do you sit and observe these residents of the DC multiverse.

It will be interesting to see if the show, or the writers, mention that discovery going forward. 

All I can say is June 25th can not get here any faster.

Official synopsis for Doom Patrol Season 2

DC’s strangest group of heroes — Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane aka 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 members of 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 by 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), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.

Doom Patrol Season 2 will be available to stream on HBO Max and DC Universe starting June 25.

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