“Doom Patrol” has found its Robotman.
Brendan Fraser has been cast in the series regular role of Robotman, aka Cliff Steele, in the upcoming DC Universe series “Doom Patrol.”
Fraser will provide the voiceover performance for the superhero, and appear as Cliff in flashback scenes. Riley Shanahan has also been cast to play the physical performance of the Robotman on stage in costume.
Here’s the official character description: “A former race car driver, Cliff Steele was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.”
Fraser joins “Orange Is the New Black” star Diane Guerrero, who will play Crazy Jane, and “The First Purge” star Joivan Wade, who will play Cyborg.
“Doom Patrol” joins several other scripted series coming to the new DC Universe platform next year, including “Stargirl,” which was announced at Comic-Con, a live-action “Swamp Thing” series, a revival of the Cartoon Network series “Young Justice,” the live-action Lois Lane-Lex Luthor series “Metropolis,” and an animated Harley Quinn series.
Showrunner Jeremy Carver executive produces “Doom Patrol” with Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter.
Fraser has recently appeared in the TV series “Condor,” “Trust” and “The Affair.”
Deadline first reported the casting.