The Doom Patrol finally have a worthy, if absurd, opponent.
Deadline reports nerd legend Alan Tudyk will portray Mr. Nobody in the upcoming DC Universe series Doom Patrol. Created by Grant Morrison and Arnold Drake, the character first appeared as Mr. Morden in a 1964 issue of the Doom Patrol comic, but came to prominence in a very revamped form during Morrison’s 1980s run on the title. Originally a member of the Brotherhood of Evil, he hid in obscurity for fear of reprisal from the group. Eventually gaining the ability to draw sanity away from humans, he formed the Brotherhood of Dada, recruited a number of equally bizarre followers and obtained a painting which ate Paris. In his TV form, Nobody will begin his life as Eric Morden, but still become the sanity-stealing shadow.
So, it seems, the Doom Patrol will have to face down some of its oddest cases from its comic book history while establishing itself as a TV show.
The series stars Brendan Fraser as Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, and Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane. Dr. Niles Caulder — aka The Chief — and Negative Man are set to appear but have not been cast. The team will debut in an episode of DC Universe’s Titans, but all the actors cast for that episode besides Bowlby will not return for the series. Jovian Wade will also appear on the series as Cyborg, who appears to be sitting out Titans entirely.
Doom Patrol debuts on DC Universe in 2019.