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April Bowlby of Doom Patrol Doing Live Chat And New DC Universe Trailer

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BY June 17, 2020

Guten Tag, Doom Nation, and guess what? Elasti-Woman and the rest of the gang may be big HBO (Max) stars soon, but they’ll never forget their roots. The real-life Elasti-Woman, April Bowlby, of Doom Patrol will be at home on DC Universe next week to chat live with fans. I am screaming already. (I am always screaming.)

Where to Find the Action

As part of their community building, DC is hosting these events in their community section. (Makes sense.) There, Doomies like us and people who are fans of…other characters, I guess, can chat about DC shows and movies. You can even get old-school and talk about the comic books, like the ones that are printed on actual paper.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. DC also hosts events like watch-alongs, trivia challenges, and even book clubs. (Y’all readin’ any books about murder?)

April Bowlby of Doom Patrol and Stargirl Cast to Chat

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In addition to hanging out with other fans, DC Universe is hosting what they’re calling “Community Q&As” with some of their stars. This month, to celebrate their new show Stargirl, and the premiere of Doom Patrol season 2, they’re bringing some of the star girls (and boys) of those shows to you. It all kicks off June 17 at 11AM PST/2PM EST with Neil Jackson, who plays Icicle on Stargirl.

Other Stargirl cast members will follow. Right away, these include Cameron Gellman (Hourman), Yvette Monreal (Yolanda Montez), and Anjelika Washington (Beth Chapel, aka Doctor Mid-Nite). Other cast members, like Amy Smart, will make appearances in July and August.

april bowlby doom patrol image via DC

That’s really cool, of course, but let’s get to the Doom of it all. Specifically, Doom Patrol‘s April Bowlby, aka Rita Farr, aka Elasti-Woman–AS WE ALL KNOW–will be chatting ahead of the season 2 premiere. In case you didn’t know–get a load of the new guy, amirite–season 2 will premiere on June 25. And because we’re too blessed to be stressed in Doom Nation, she’ll be chatting at the very respectable time of 1PM PST/4PM EST.


april bowlby doom patrol image via DC

The second season will get off to a rip-roaring start with 3 episodes that first night. Can you even handle that? If not, it’s cool, because it’ll go one episode weekly  starting on July 2 until the surely-too-soon day they run out of episodes. The first season ran for 15 episodes, but the second season may be shorter. Word on the street is that there will be 9 episodes total, but we’ll find out.

And if you don’t feel like watching alone, you don’t have to. Don’t come to my house, but go to DC Universe, which will be home to weekly watch-alongs. They’ll start with the first episode on the 25th at 5PM PST/8PM EST. You can find out more about all these events at the DC community site, and join the rest of us in the Doom Patrol threads. You don’t have to be a paid subscriber to join in, but it’s as good a time as any to subscribe. If you are an HBO Max subscriber, you can watch all of season 1 now and the release schedule for season 2 will be the same as on DC Universe.

And as always, let us know what you think. Comment below or on social media.

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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at salome@comicyears.com.

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