Alan Tudyk has joined the cast of DC’s new series Doom Patrol, and he’s only gone and nabbed the role of supervillain Mr. Nobody.
Here’s how Deadline distils Mr Nobody’s origins;
After exposure to unknown experiments by ex-Nazis in post-war Paraguay, the man formerly known as Eric Morden emerges as a living shadow able to drain the sanity of others as the enigmatic, and totally insane, Mr. Nobody.
Enigmatic, living shadow, totally insane, Alan Tudyk, pinch me I’m dreaming. While a gifted comedian, Tudyk is equally skilled at flipping his lovable persona into something unsettling. You only have to see his first appearance as Alpha in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse to know how quickly he can go from a nice guy, to slice and dice guy.
Doom Patrol will feature in the fifth episode of the forthcoming Titans TV series that will be available exclusively on the new DC Universe streaming service from Warner Bros. However, not all the cast members playing members of the Doom Patrol will be making the jump to the spin-off. Jake Michaels won’t be playing Robotman in Doom Patrol, The Mummy star Brendan Fraser has bagged that role, and Kelsey Grammer could be joining the ranks as the unstable leader Dr. Niles Caulder (he would get to play Dr. Niles!).
Doom Patrol will be released on DC Universe sometime next year.
Here’s the official synopsis
Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of the beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Dwain Murphy), Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), 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 Titans, Doom Patrol will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (Joivan Wade), 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.