With a live-action Doom Patrol series confirmed as part of the hugely anticipated DC Universe streaming service, now comes word on who’ll be playing Cyborg in the show.
Courtesy of DC Entertainment, Doctor Who and The First Purge’s Joivan Wade has landed the role of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. Vic has of course been recently seen on the big screen as played by Ray Fisher in the DC Extended Universe.
The official description of Doom Patrol’s Cyborg has him pegged as charming and sarcastic, struggling to maintain the connections that make him human, despite being able to connect to any and every single computer in the world. In the series, he’ll be a key part of proceedings as he keeps the titular team up to date on new threats and missions.
In terms of early synopsis for the show, that reads:
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast superheroes: Robotoman, 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 accident 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.
As for the team themselves, Bruno Bichir is The Chief, April Bowlby is Elasti-Girl, and Diane Guerrero is Crazy Jane, with roles for Jack Michaels and Dwain Murphy. The Doom Patrol team will debut in the fifth episode of DC Universe’s Titans, before then spinning off to get their own thirteen-episode series.