A familiar voice will be joining the ranks of Warner Bros. DC Universe original series Doom Patrol once it debuts on the streaming platform in 2019. Clifford Steele, the Robot Man, has been found as Brendan Fraser has joined the cast of the series, according to Deadline.
As in the comics, Steele will be a former race car driver in the series who had an accident that destroyed his body but not his brain which was saved by Doctor Niles Caulder and placed within a robotic body. This will lead to Fraser spending most of the show doing voiceover work for the character while Riley Shanahan will provide the physical work for Robotman, but Fraser will get to physically appear on the show in some flashbacks to Steele before the accident.
The series Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of the 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 a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
Fraser joins Diane Guerror who plays Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as A/Elasti-Woman and Jovian Wade who plays the latest version of Victor Stone/Cyborg. There were reports that Kelsey Grammar was in the running for The Cheif/Niles Caulder, but nothing has surfaced fully about that. The Doom Patrol is set to make their debut in the fifth episode of Titans before leaping into their own adventures in 2019.