The Doom Patrol are going to have their hands full when the series debuts in 2019. We’ve exclusively learned that the upcoming DC Universe show will feature The Hoodmen.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Hoodmen, they made their first appearance in Doom Patrol #33 in 1987. They went on to be featured in the Grant Morrison run of the team in the early 2000s. The evil group is known as Agents of the Cult of the Unwritten Book. Their skill set includes the ability to “eat the words that are on the tips of people’s tongues and convert them into electricity”. These characters have a limited comic history, meaning the creative team behind the show may take some liberties and change their backstories.
For anyone that’s kept up with Titans, you will know that the Doom Patrol made their live-action debut in this week’s episode. The team found themselves tangled up with the mystery surrounding Raven. This episode served as a fantastic backdoor pilot for the series.
One character that didn’t make an appearance this week was Jovian Wade’s Cyborg. We won’t get a look at him until Doom Patrol hits the streaming service next year, but a source close to the show revealed that Wade’s suit will be more practical than CGI, much like Robotman’s.
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Doom Patrol is set to debut on DC Universe in 2019
The drama revolves around superhero outcasts Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), who are led by modern-day mad scientists Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton) and Cyborg (Joivan Wade)