DC Universe’s Doom Patrol TV show casts Matt Bomer as Negative Man. DC has moved into a new area of content with the launch of their own digital service. DC Universe features digital comics and classic movies and TV shows from DC’s past library all under one roof. However, to make the service even more appealing to fans, they’re pumping out original content like DC Daily and original series like Titans. The latter will be the first live-action original series to debut, but it will also introduce the Doom Patrol ahead of them getting their own spinoff.
DC has been casting up the series with some big name talent filling the major roles. Brendan Fraser is set to voice Robotman in the series and play him in flashbacks, while The First Purge star Jovian Wade is set to play the next live-action Cyborg. Most of the roster had been filled out, and now we know who is playing Negative Man.
DC confirmed today that Matt Bomer is set to play Larry Trainor/Negative Man in Doom Patrol. The American Horror Story and White Collar star is no stranger to TV and has been a fan-favorite choice to snag a DC role sooner than later. He’s now done just that in a role that will largely hide his face, as Negative Man has to be held together by bandages after a rare exposure to cosmic radiation.
Trainor was a test pilot for the Air Force prior to becoming the DC hero known as Negative Man. With Bomer set to play the character, it will be interesting to see if we get flashbacks to Trainor’s pre-radiation days where he is still a normal looking guy. Character breakdowns for the series indicate that may be possible, with Trainior’s wife set to be part of the cast, although her description teases her story following his crash and supposed death.
Bomer is the final member of the Doom Patrol roster to be cast. He’s joined by April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman and Dianne Guerrero as Crazy Jane, along with Fraser’s Robotman. The team of outcasts will be led by Timothy Dalton as The Chief. Now that the team is completely assembled, we finally know all of the individuals who will be involved in trying to take down Mr. Nobody, played by Alan Tudyk. Some of the team members will be featured in the middle of Titans’ first season, so it won’t be too long before we get an official look at DC’s Doom Patrol. Until that point, fans will have to continue waiting for more news on the series.
Doom Patrol will debut on DC Universe sometime in 2019.