Doom Patrol: Alan Tudyk cast as Mr Nobody

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Alan Tudyk will play the villainous Mr Nobody in DC’s Doom Patrol series, which is being developed for the upcomingDC Universe streaming service.

This isn’t Tudyk’s first foray into the world of DC Comics characters, as he previously played Van Wayne in NBC’s shortlived superhero-adjacent sitcom Powerless. Other geeky jobs on Tudyk’s CV include The Tick, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Firefly and his K-2SO droid performance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Deadline broke the news of Tudyk’s involvement in Doom Patrol, and described his character like so:

“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.”

This is what Mr Nobody looks like in the comics. Another CGI role for Tudyk, we assume!

Doom Patrol is a team ripped straight from the comics, and the TV version will include Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) and Cyborg (Joivan Wade).

Jeremy Carver is leading the charge behind-the-scenes, as the show’s head writer. His previous credits include Frequency, Supernatural and the American version of Being Human. Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will serve as executive producers.

The DC Universe streaming service will launch on September 15th 2018, although we’d expect Doom Patrol to debut a while later. Other original series being made for DC Universe include the gritty Titans show and a fan programme featuring Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith.

Sadly, this initial launch of DC Universe will only occur in the United States. We’re not sure when the platform, or its series, will become available in the UK.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.