Alan Tudyk is heading back into the world of DC Comics, this time as a villain. After starring in the short-lived work-place comedy series Powerless, Tudyk is joining DC Universe’s upcoming streaming series Doom Patrol as the villainous Eric Morden a.k.a. Mr. Nobody, according to Deadline.
Formerly known as Eric Morden, the character known as Mr. Nobdy was driven insane and became a living shadow that is able to drain the sanity of other following exposure to unknown experiments by ex-Nazis hiding out in post-war Paraguay.
Tudyk is no stranger to genre projects as he starred in the much beloved and short-lived Firefly and it’s film Serenity as well as providing the voice and motion capture for the droid K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and created & starred in the web series Con Man.
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.
Tudyk joins Diane Guerrero who plays Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as A/Elasti-Woman, Brendan Fraser & Riley Shanahan who are the voice and physical embodiments of Robot Man respectively, 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.