Matt made an appearance in the musical episode of Doom Patrol! I wish he did more than one musical number without bandages but we’ll take what we can get. Check out some screencaps in our gallery!
We finally have a premiere date! The final six episodes of Doom Patrol will have a double-premiere on October 12th, followed by single-episode releases weekly until November 9th. Check out the trailer below!
Season 4 starts tomorrow! I thought I should get these uploaded before the new season starts. I have updated the gallery with screencaps of Matt in two special features from the Doom Patrol Season 3 Blu-ray. Sadly, he doesn’t appear much and there’s not much behind-the-scenes clips of him either, but at least there’s some (short) interview clips.
Hey everyone! Today is a very special day as Matt Bomer Fan celebrates its thirteenth year online! Thank you all for the support over the years. Major credits go to Kelly and Luciana for the massive work they have done on the site. Here’s to many more years of supporting our favorite Matt! As some sort of celebration, we
finally have a whole new look, here on the main site and gallery. I know most, if not all, of you already got tired of the dark look. This new one features the gorgeous photoshoot that Matt did for Gio Journal. The colors are also different from the previous one, I think we’ve seen enough green, pink, and blue on the site for the past four years. I hope you all love it as much as I do! Of course, if you spot any error somewhere, don’t hesitate to let me know.
Also, updates are
finally coming to the gallery! First turn goes to Doom Patrol Season 3. I thought it would be best to get these uploaded before the new season starts. Matt didn’t physically appear much during the third season. I have added high-resolution screencaps from the three episodes he appeared in into our gallery! Yes, I’m testing out a new structure on the Television section, let me know your thoughts about it. I also got my hands on the Blu-ray extras, I’m going to work on them next. Lots more updates coming, so make sure you follow us on Twitter and our newly created Instagram (still empty, but I’ll keep it as a backup plan in case the chaos on Twitter doesn’t calm down).
HBO Max has (finally) announced the premiere date of the new season of Doom Patrol! It will have it’s two-episode premiere on December 8th and new episodes drop weekly until January 5th. The catch is this season will be divided into two parts. The second one, also consisting of six episodes, will be released sometime next year. Check out the official teaser below!
HBO Max has released the first teaser trailer for the much-awaited new season of Doom Patrol! It’s also confirmed that the show will return on September 23rd. Check out the teaser and synopsis below.
Go through the looking glass with a super-powered gang of outcasts (including Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Joivan Wade as Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, and more). Last seen at a decrepit amusement park where Chief (Timothy Dalton) witnessed his metahuman daughter, Dorothy (Abigail Shapiro) engaged in a fiery face-off with “The Candlemaker,” an ancient evil deity who will stop at nothing to fulfill his world-ending destiny, join the #DoomPatrol for an action-packed third season.
‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed for Season 3 on HBO Max
Our favorite gang is officially coming back! Doom Patrol will be returning for a third season, this time exclusively to HBO Max. New episodes will no longer be available on the streaming service where it originally launched, DC Universe.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The drama, starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, April Bowlby and Diane Guerrero, had a shared run on both HBO Max and DC Universe with its second season. The expansion to the larger platform helped further solidify the show as a breakout for Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series.
“On behalf of the wonderful cast, writers and crew, we are thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to return to Doom Manor. And we are especially thankful for our partners at Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, DC Universe and, of course, HBO Max,” showrunner Jeremy Carver said in a statement. The news was formally announced Saturday during the second day of WBTV’s virtual DC FanDome event.
That Doom Patrol would become exclusive to HBO Max comes as little surprise as scripted originals have increasingly been moved off of DC Universe. “The original content that is on DCU is migrating to HBO Max. Truthfully, that’s the best platform for that content,” DC’s Jim Lee told THR last month. “The amount of content you get, not just DC, but generally from WarnerMedia, is huge and it’s the best value proposition. … We feel that is the place for that.”
“Doom Patrol came to HBO Max with an already deep and passionate fan base and has risen to the top as one of the most-watched Max originals on the platform,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “The series sits well in our portfolio and we are glad to greenlight a third season to continue this distinctive style of storytelling that resonates so well with critics and fans alike.”
After seven episodes, we got to see OG Larry Trainor again, even for a short time. Well, it would be a shame not to see him in an episode focused on fatherhood, wouldn’t it? Check out screencaps in our gallery! This season originally consisted ten episodes, but due to the crisis, production got cut short and they weren’t able to finish the tenth episode in time. So don’t miss the season finale next week!
Sorry for the delay on these, the new season of Doom Patrol premiered last week on HBO Max with its first three episodes. Matt still voices Larry Trainor, but he only made an appearance physically on the first episode. These first few episodes have been quite sad for Larry. Check out high-resolution screencaps in our gallery!
Matt Bomer on Playing a Gay Superhero
As part of their Rainbow Crew interview series, Matt spoke with Digital Spy to discuss his heroic role in Doom Patrol. The first three episodes of the new season are available to stream now on HBO Max!
Matt Bomer wasn’t planning to star in a superhero show. He had just finished up Boys in the Band on Broadway when DC approached him for the role of Larry Trainor. As Bomer puts it, “Doom Patrol came out of left field,” and that’s rather fitting given how wild this show actually is.
Based on comics first written in 1963, the “World’s Strangest Heroes” are misfits in every sense of the word. Not only do their bizarre powers alienate them from the world at large, but the Doom Patrol franchise has always been an outlier too, often sidelined in favour of more ‘appealing’ outsiders like the X-Men.
That’s starting to change now though thanks to the Doom Patrol TV show. Inspired by Grant Morrison’s relentlessly weird run from the late eighties, this new adaptation subverts superhero tropes by incorporating Dadaist elements of abstract surrealism… and that’s exactly what appealed to Bomer in the first place.
“I think we’re living in an era of episodics where, you know, the more unique, the better! There’s so much content out there. So, I hope the show continues to get weirder and weirder.”
Given what we’ve seen of season two so far, it’s safe to say that Bomer’s got his wish. Following on from all those carnivorous butts and the cockroach kisses of season one, new episodes include a super-powered ape-faced girl and Doctor Tyme, a disco-loving time traveller who wears a clock for a head.
That’s a lot to absorb for even diehard comic-book fans, but as Bomer points out, these “bizarre, offbeat” stories are actually grounded in something far more universal:
“As much as it’s a fun superhero show, Doom Patrol is really about the human condition, and the capacity for even the most marginalised amongst us to find our inner hero.”
Watching Robotman contend with his shitty past or Rita struggle with her self-worth, it’s clear that each member of the team is deeply flawed in some way, much like we all are, and it’s this trauma which grounds Doom Patrol, transforming it into something truly special.
You can read the full interview at Digital Spy!