The Chief of the DC Universe Doom Patrol series has been found.
Timothy Dalton of James Bond, Penny Dreadful, and Doctor Who fame is playing The Chief in the live-action DC Comics adaptation that is due to come to DC Universe in 2019.
Bruno Bichir was announced as playing the role for his first appearance in Titans; we are curious if those scenes will be reshot, or if we will pretend that’s just a different universe, even though April Bowlby is Rita Farr in both versions. For a time, Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, X-Men: The Last Stand) was rumored as being in the running for the Chief role.
THR broke the news this afternoon. Here’s how they describe his character:
A pioneer in medical science, searching the world over for those on the edge of death in need of a miracle. Brilliant but controversial, Dr. Caulder will stop at nothing to help those he believes are in need, including his collection of strange heroes known as the Doom Patrol.
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Via “UberKryptonian” on Twitter, some photos have surfaced online from the Atlanta filming location of Doom Patrol, revealing our first looks at several characters!
These photos include Riley Shanahan as the man inside of Robotman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, and Dwain Murphy as Negative Man.
Atlanta has been home to several superhero and TV movie productions, so it’s almost not surprising that these actors were caught outside. Though… hopefully we’ll at least get red and white costumes for some of these folks eventually?
Doom Patrol is coming in 2019 to the DC Universe streaming service. Follow @DoomPatrolTV on Twitter for more updates as they become available!
Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane - Doom Patrol
Alan Tudyk starred in the first and only DC Comics sitcom, Powerless, where he played Van Wayne, cousin of the Batman himself, Bruce Wayne. Now, he’s playing a more serious role as Deadline is reporting that he will be playing Mr. Nobody on Doom Patrol for the DC Universe streaming service.
Doom Patrol will spin out of the events of Titans.
Here’s how his character is described:
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.
Look for Doom Patrol in 2019.
DC Universe has released some official character portraits for Titans which premieres Friday, October 12 on the DC Universe service.
The premiere date for DC Universe was released tonight as September 15 during the DC Daily live stream. This was also where the Titans Season 1 premiere date was announced. One episode will be released per week with 12 in total.
The new cast gallery photos feature Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, and Anna Diop as Starfire. The photos were seen during the stream but here they are without tags! Enjoy!
(You can click on the photos in the slide show for a larger look.)
Tonight during the DC Daily live stream, it was announced that the DC Universe service will be premiering on “Batman Day” – Saturday, September 15. And if that’s not enough… we now have a premiere date for Titans Season 1!
The live-action Titans series for DC Universe will make its debut Friday, October 12 — just around the same time other DC shows like The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Arrow will be premiering their new seasons on The CW. It’s going to be a busy week!
The show will get a special preview at New York Comic-Con on October 3.
Titans will roll out with one episode per week, every Friday, and there are 12 episodes in Season 1. And, of course, if you subscribe to the DC Universe service, there will be the ability to read classic Teen Titans comic book runs. You can subscribe to DC Universe at DCUniverse.com.
Deadline is reporting that Brendan Fraser will be playing Robotman/Cliff Steele in the upcoming Doom Patrol series for DC Universe.
Here’s how they describe the role:
A former race car driver, Cliff Steele was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.
Jake Michaels was the actor cast to play Robotman in Titans; it will be interesting to see if the change in appearance will be explained or if it just won’t be tied together. April Bowlby who plays Rita Farr in Titans will be reprising her role for Doom Patrol.
Deadline notes that Brendan Fraser will provide the voice-over for Robotman and will appear in flashback scenes as Cliff Steele. The physical performance of Robotman on stage will be portrayed by Riley Shanahan.
Diane Guerrero of Orange is the New Black and Superior Donuts fame has landed the series regular role of Crazy Jane in the upcoming live-action Doom Patrol series for DC Universe.
Here’s how they officially describe the series:
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.
Guerrero’s other credits include many episodes of Jane the Virgin. In addition to acting, Guerrero has written several books, including the recently released My Family Divided, and she is a sought-after activist and speaker, particularly in the areas of immigration.
Warner Bros. has released a description for the character which you can find below.
Crazy Jane is an unlikely hero suffering from the world’s most severe case of multiple personality disorder. Each of her 64 distinct personas manifest a different super power making Jane the Doom Patrol’s most powerful member…and also its most unstable.
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