Back in February of this year it was announced that April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) had been cast as Rita Farr, a.k.a. Elasti-Girl / Elasti-Woman, in the live-action Teen Titans series Titans, and now comes word from Deadline that she is also officially on board to return to the role for the spin-off Doom Patrol.
This is the first piece of official casting news we’ve had for Doom Patrol, and at this point it’s still unclear whether Bowlby’s Titans co-stars – Bruno Bichir (The Chief), Jake Michaels (Robotman) and Dwain Murphy (Negative Man) – are set to return for the series. While it seems to make sense to keep the same cast, an unconfirmed rumour surfaced last month suggesting that Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) is wanted for the role of The Chief.
Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (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 Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of fellow DC Universe series “Titans,” “Doom Patrol” will find these reluctant heroes 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 a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.