DC Universe’s live-action Doom Patrol series has cast its Crazy Jane, with Deadline reporting that Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin’s Diane Guerrero has been cast in the role.
Crazy Jane is the most powerful – and most unstable – member of the Doom Patrol, who suffers from the world’s most severe case of multiple personality disorder, with each of her 64 distinct personas possessing their own individual superpower.
Guerrero becomes the second addition to the cast, with April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) set to play Rita Farr, a.k.a. Elasti-Girl / Elasti-Woman – a character she will be portraying in the Doom Patrol’s upcoming guest appearance in fellow DC Universe show Titans.
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.
Doom Patrol is being written by Jeremy Carver, and has a 13-episode straight-to-series order to begin airing on DC Universe in 2019.