DC Universe’s Doom Patrol has added Brendan Fraser to its ever-growing cast.
According to Deadline, Fraser is set to play the role of Robotman/Cliff Steele in the DC Universe series. The actor will join Joivan Wade (The First Purge), who was previously cast as Vic “Cyborg” Stone, Orange is the New Black star Diane Guerrero, who joins the series as Crazy Jane, and April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl.
Cliff Steele is a former race car driver who, following a terrible accident, finds his body inhabitable, only for Dr. Caulder to build him a new robotic body. Fraser is expected to appear in flashbacks as Curtis before his accident and he will also provide the voice for Robotman. Riley Shanahan, in full body costume, will perform the physical part of the role.
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The 13-episode series will be written by Jeremy Carver, will feature Robotman (Fraser), Negative Man, Elasti-Girl (Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Guerrero), who are led by Dr. Niles Caulder. It was previously rumored that actor Kelsey Grammer was set to join the series in a ‘key role,’ however, that rumors appears to be just that for now.
DC Universe, Warner Bros.’ new subscription streaming service, will launch this fall with the live-action Titans, as well as a lineup of classic DC films and TV series, a curated comics library, and exclusive merchandise. The show will be joined in 2019 by the animated Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn, with the live-action Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol expected to enter production soon.
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