Doom Patrol is currently in the center of principal photography for its third season, with big things in store for Matt Bomer’s Larry Trainor.
While promoting the upcoming DC Original Animated Movie Justice Society: World War II, where he seems as Barry Allen, Bomer discussed his role on Doom Patrol as Side Man. Keeping details under wraps, Bomer had nothing but praise for the show’s writers along with the show’s signature, outlandish premise.
“I love that group and those authors never fail to blow me away with what they develop because they somehow find ways to outdo themselves, but it’s never ungrounded. It’s never so eccentric that it is out of the realm of chance I think that it could be hard to find anything from the realm of possibility for the show at this point,” Bomer tells CBR. “This year, especially for Larry and exactly what he is going through, is just so fun to get to perform and that I feel like the writing is stronger than ever on the show.”
Filming on Season 3 started in January after generation on Season 2 was prematurely closed down on account of this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While Bomer shares the role of Negative Man, voicing the character and appearing in sequences where Larry’s face is revealed — together with Matthew Zuk physically depicting the masked Side Man Bomer appreciates the dual nature of portraying the personality. With Season two has come to an abrupt end, Bomer confirms Season 3 will resolve Larry’s character arc as it investigates his injury.
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“I wish I had been down there in person more often but I also love the freedom of getting to find Larry at the booth as well. I really like it and I think fans are really going to love what is to come this season,” Bomer continues. “Season 2 obviously dealt with injury and this seasonkind of closes the loop that since we had to finish but also visiting these new areas with all the figures.”
Doom Patrol stars Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor, April Bowlby as Rita Farr, Jovian Wade as Vic Stone, and Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder. Season 3 has yet to get a premiere date.