Former James Bond and “Penny Dreadful” star Timothy Dalton has been set to lead the cast of the upcoming live-action series “Doom Patrol” on the DC Universe streaming service.
Dalton will play the group’s leader, Dr. Niles ‘The Chief’ Caulder, in the series which hails from Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”) and Greg Berlanti (“The Flash”) who are executive producing for Warner Bros. Television.
The series is a reimagining of a strange group of DC Comics outcasts: Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero). Led by the mysterious Caulder, they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg (Joivan Wade), for a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.
Dalton’s character is a pioneer in medical science, searching the world over for those on the edge of death in need of a miracle. Brilliant but controversial, he will stop at nothing to help those he believes are in need. Alan Tudyk stars as the villain Mr. Nobody in the series which premieres in early 2019.