The DC Universe streaming service continues its ambitious climb to the top and adds a new member to the Doom Patrol streaming show.
That Hashtag Show recently uncovered new casting details for DC Universe’s Doom Patrol series, particularly with how they relate to Kay Challis/Crazy Jane. According to their details, Kay will be somewhere in her 20s, with several personalities and be “a bit of a Harley Quinn-esque character.”
Crazy Jane will be a welcomed addition to the team, for those unaware of her, the obscure character was created during the Invasion! storyline with a Dominator gene bomb. After the explosion, Kay Challis found herself with 64 different personalities, each one granting her a specific power.
Though part of the spin-off, it seems Jane will not appear in the Titans episode that will set up the team. Interestingly, it opens the door to the Doom Patrol having its own search for members separate from the Titan-verse, creating its own smaller world similar to The Flash and Arrow CW shows.
This live-action incarnation of Doom Patrol is set to star April Bowlby as Rita Farr/Elasti-Girl, Jake Michaels as Clifford Steele/Robotman, and Dwain Murphy as Larry Trainor/Negative Man. Kelsey Grammer is reportedly up for the role of Niles Caulder/The Chief, with Bruno Bichir playing the same role within Titans.
“Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder, they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.”
The one-hour drama comes from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver, and Sarah Schechter. The pilot was written by Carver, and the series is rumored to begin filming this summer in Atlanta.
Titans will debut on DC Universe later this year, with Doom Patrol set to debut sometime in 2019.