Brendan Fraser has been cast as Cliff Steele (aka. Robotman) in the upcoming live-action series “Doom Patrol” for DC Universe and Warner Bros Television.
The story deals with a group of outcasts – Robotman (Fraser), Negative Man, Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) – as they’re hired by Cyborg (Joivan Wade) on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.
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.
Fraser will provide the voice-over for Robotman and will appear in flashback scenes as Cliff Steele. Riley Shanahan will provide the physical performance of the character on stage in full body costume.
Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”) is penning the adaptation and will serve as showrunner. Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Greg Berlanti will executive produce.
A September 15th launch date has been set for DC Universe, the new streaming service that will serve as the home of multiple new TV series based on DC Comics titles.
Original series like “Titans” will run on Fridays, with live-action shows like “Doom Patrol,” “Swamp Thing” and “Stargirl” also available at a later date along with new animated series like “Young Justice: Outsiders” and “Harley Quinn”. “Titans” will officially premiere on October 12th.
Alan Tudyk (“Firefly,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) has officially signed on to play DC supervillain Mr. Nobody in the upcoming live-action “Doom Patrol” series for the streaming service DC Universe.
The story deals with a group of outcasts – Robotman (Brendan Fraser & Jake Michaels), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) – as they’re hired by Cyborg (Joivan Wade) on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.
Mr. Nobody will serve as the show’s primary antagonist in the first season. In the comics he was Eric Morden, a man who was experimented on and driven insane, gaining the ability to drain other people of their sanity in the process.
Several of the characters will first appear in an episode of “Titans” later this year ahead of their own series in 2019. Bruno Bichir also stars in the series which has received a direct-to-series order of thirteen episodes which will be written by “Supernatural” producer Jeremy Carver and executive produced by him, Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter.
Former James Bond and “Penny Dreadful” star Timothy Dalton has been set to lead the cast of the upcoming live-action series “Doom Patrol” on the DC Universe streaming service.
Dalton will play the group’s leader, Dr. Niles ‘The Chief’ Caulder, in the series which hails from Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”) and Greg Berlanti (“The Flash”) who are executive producing for Warner Bros. Television.
The series is a reimagining of a strange group of DC Comics outcasts: Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero). Led by the mysterious Caulder, they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg (Joivan Wade), for a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.
Dalton’s character is a pioneer in medical science, searching the world over for those on the edge of death in need of a miracle. Brilliant but controversial, he will stop at nothing to help those he believes are in need. Alan Tudyk stars as the villain Mr. Nobody in the series which premieres in early 2019.
The first season of “Doom Patrol” ran a surprisingly long fifteen episodes when it launched on DC Universe last year, but the same won’t be true for the HBO Max-airing second season. The sixth episode of the new season aired this week and now actress Abigail Shapiro, who plays Dorothy Spinner on...