A superhero can sometimes be best defined by their nemesis, so it kinda makes sense that a “unique” team like Doom Patrol would be pitted against nobody — sorry, let’s make that Mr. Nobody. DC Universe’s live-action Doom Patrol series has found its big bad, tapping Firefly‘s Alan Tudyk to play the villainous Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody in the Titans follow-up series from Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros TV.
A reimagining of the superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani, Doom Patrol is written by Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, Being Human), who executive produces alongside Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Berlanti Prods’ Sarah Schechter. Warner Bros. Television produces in association with Berlanti Productions.
So here’s what they’re telling us about Tudyk’s role: after exposure to unknown experiments by ex-Nazis in post-war Paraguay, Eric Morden ceased being a man and emerged as a living shadow able to drain the sanity of others as the enigmatic — and totally insane — Mr. Nobody.
Known for his role as Hoban “Wash” Washburne in the television series Firefly (and film Serenity), Tudyk has also appeared in NBC’s Powerless and Amazon’s The Tick. On the film side, the actor has appeared in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more.
Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of the beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man, Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), 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 (Joivan Wade), 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.