Doom Patrol: Timothy Dalton Joins Cast As The Chief For DC Universe Series


Deadline is reporting that Timothy Dalton has signed up to play the role of Dr. Niles Caulder aka The Chief in DC Universe’s upcoming live-action drama series Doom Patrol.

 

The series is being described as a reimagining of one of DC Comics most beloved group of outcast superheroes. The group includes Robotman, Negative man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, who are led by modern-day scientist Dr. Niles Caulder aka The Chief. The Doom Patrol members each suffered accidents that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatised and downtrodden, the members found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence…and to protect Earth from what they find. The Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered misfits who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.

 

The Doom Patrol characters will be appearing first in the live-action series of Titans on the DC Universe, and the reports state that the Doom Patrol series will pick up after the events of Titans first season, with the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by 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.

 

Timothy Dalton (whose recent credits include Chuck and Penny Dreadful) will be playing The Chief, 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. The role was originally being played by Bruno Bichir for the upcoming Titans series on the DC Universe service.

 

Jeremy Carver will be writing the series based on the DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. Carver will executive produce the series alongside Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions.

 

Timothy Dalton will be joining a cast that includes April BowlbyDiane GuerreroJovian WadeBrendan FraserRiley Shanahan and Alan Tudyk.

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