Former 007 actor Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, Hot Fuzz, Penny Dreadful) will be returning to the small screen in the upcoming DC Universe live-action adaption of Doom Patrol as leader of the group known as The Chief, according to Deadline. It was previously reported that Bruno Bichir had taken on the role of the character for Titans, so it remains to be seen if Dalton is replacing him in both shows or just Doom Patrol.
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Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane, 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, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
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The Doom Patrol characters will appear in the fifth episode of Berlanti’s DC Universe live-action drama Titans, with Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, and Dwain Murphy starring. The direct-to-series order of 13 episodes will be written by Supernatural‘s Jeremy Carver and will be executive produced by Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver, and Sarah Schechter. Dalton was most recently seen in the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful in the lead role of Sir Malcolm from 2014-16, but hasn’t been seen on screen since.
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