DC has unveiled a first look trailer at their latest live-action series. Today, we're introduced to the unique super heroes that make up Doom Patrol. Cyborg leads this ramshackle group of do-gooders, with the first episodes streaming this month.
Doom Patrol reimagines one of DC's most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (Breand Faser), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (April Bowly) 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 (Joivan 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 super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
English actor Joivan Wade is taking over the Cyborg role from Ray Fisher, who introduced the live-action version of this popular DC Character in 2017's Justice League. It doesn't look like Fisher will be reprising the role anytime soon, as DC has drastically changed its upcoming slate after Justice League underperformed at the box office. Cyborg was supposed to get his own standalone movie, but that is down for the count. He was also rumored to show up in The Flash spin-off, but that also looks like it's no longer happening.
Now, Cyborg will get to live on in Doom Patrol. Joivan Wade's take on the hero will be slightly remodified but will contain a lot of the same traits we saw on the big screen. This new take on the DC character is revealed as such.
"The charming and sarcastic half-human, half-machine superhero known as Cyborg. Vic may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, Vic harnesses the curse of his cybernetic body and uses his powers as the ultimate hero for the digital age."
You can get your exciting first look at Cyborg in action direct from DC Universe. Fans won't have long time wait until Doom Patrol is ready to stream. Unlike Netflix, DC Universe isn't dropping all it's episodes at one time, making this a weekly episodic affair. This is the streaming network's first original live-action series following the debut of Titans last year. Titans Season 2 is shooting now for release later in the year.