In recent months, much news has come forward on the DC Universe streaming service including Titans and Young Justice trailers, pricing options, and confirmations of Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, and Star Girl series’ in development. Doom Patrol, however, has seen the most development of the shows freshly announced with a nearly full slate of cast added including Brendan Fraser as Robotman, and most recently, veteran TV actor Alan Tudyk as the supervillain Mr. Nobody.
For those not familiar with the Doom Patrol, they are one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast superheroes including Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder, otherwise known as The Chief. The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part superhero team. The Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
As for the supervillain character that Alan Tudyk will be portraying, masterfully no doubt, Mr.Nobody: After exposure to unknown experiments by ex-Nazis in post-war Paraguay, the man formerly known as Eric Morden emerges as a living shadow able to drain the sanity of others as the enigmatic, and totally insane, Mr. Nobody.
The Doom Patrol characters will appear in the fifth episode of Berlanti’s DC Universe live-action drama Titans before picking up with these reluctant heroes finding themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with warning that is hard to ignore. Their lives will never, ever be the same.
Starring Brendan Fraser, Bruno Bichir, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, and Dwain Murphy, the direct-to-series order of 13 episodes will be written by Supernatural‘s Jeremy Carver and will be executive produced by Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver, and Sarah Schechter.
So far, the adaptation of Doom Patrol seems to be shaping up nicely, but much has yet to be seen. Sound off with your thoughts on what we’ve learned so far, and let us know your hopes for the production going forward in the comments below. Stay tuned for further developments on Doom Patrol and all DC Universe exclusive series’ by Subscribing by Email.
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