Geoff Johns promised we’d see The Doom Patrol on DC’s upcoming live-action Teen Titans series — and now we’ve got a better idea of what iteration of the team of super-powered misfits that we’ll be seeing.
Drop Dead Diva alum April Bowlby has been cast as Rita Farr, a.k.a. Elasti-Girl on Titans, EW has learned exclusively. An actress on the rise, Rita Farr was exposed to a toxic gas that altered her cellular structure — which, in the comics, allows her to expand or shrink her body at will. Longing for the days of old, Rita finds a place for herself among The Doom Patrol.
Following the casting of Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, a.k.a. The Chief, Elasti-Girl’s casting seems to indicate we’ll likely be getting the original roster of The Doom Patrol, which also included Negative Man and Robotman.
The live-action series, which will help kick off DC’s new digital platform, features Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) leading a group of young superheroes, including Starfire (Anna Diop) and Raven (Teagan Croft). Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly will also appear as vigilante duo Hawk and Dove.
Bowlby, who will next appear in an arc on Paramount Networks’ Heathers, will first pop up in episode 5, titled “The Doom Patrol,” with a potential to recur later in the season.
Titans — executive produced by Johns, Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter — is set to debut in 2018 on Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ upcoming DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service.