DC Universe has released a brand new teaser trailer for their upcoming Doom Patrol series, featuring the first footage from the series. The video also revealed our first look at show’s main antagonist Mr. Nobody, who is portrayed by Alan Tudyk.
Tudyk was cast in the role of Mr. Nobody last year, but this is the first footage to reveal the character. Eric Morden, aka Mr. Nobody. After a falling out with the Brotherhood of Evil, Morden allowed himself to be experimented on by a former Nazi scientist. He was left with the ability to drain the sanity from others, the major downside being that this power also drove him completely insane. Morden then formed his own Brotherhood of Dada – named for the early 20th century art movement. The avant-garde movement’s influence is clear in Mr. Nobody’s design: a two-dimensional shadow representation with a heart-shaped empty space in his chest.
“Part support group, part superhero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them,” reads the series’ official synopsis. “Picking up after the events of Titans, Doom Patrol will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
The version of the team appearing in the live-action series made their first appearance in the fourth episode of Titans, the DC Universe streaming series that was widely criticized for poor writing and overzealous attempts to present grimmer, darker versions of DC Comics’ young hero characters.
Created by former Supernatural writer and co-showrunner Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol is based on the team of the same name that debuted in 1963 and featured a team of heroes with powerful abilities that prevent them from fitting in with the rest of society and cause them to be shunned by humanity.
The cast of the live-action series includes Joivan Wade as Victor “Cyborg” Stone, the same character who appeared in Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but will apparently have no connection to his big-screen incarnation in the streaming series. Joining Wade in the cast is Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, and Timothy Dalton as the group’s leader, Niles Caulder, otherwise known as “The Chief.”
Doom Patrol premieres with the first episode of its 13-part season on February 15.