The Doom Patrol has found its Chief. DC announced via the DC Universe Twitter page that former James Bond star Timothy Dalton has joined the series as Dr. Niles Caulder, aka The Chief, who brings a group of superpowered misfits together to become the Doom Patrol.
The Chief is described as 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.
Dalton joins a cast that includes Brendan Fraser as Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman and Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane. Joivan Wade will also star as Cyborg while Alan Tudyk was recently cast as the Doom Patrol’s main antagonist for the season, Mr. Nobody.
Doom Patrol is being written by Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), and has a 13-episode straight-to-series order to begin airing on DC Universe in 2019.
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 slated to air on DC Universe in 2019.