Matt Bomer Cast as Negative Man in DC's DOOM PATROL Series
Matt Bomer, who is best known for his roles in White Collar, American Horror Story, and Glee, is the latest addition to the cast of DC’s Doom Patrol series. He will be taking on the role of Larry Trainor a.k.a. Negative Man in the series.
Bomer will join the previously cast Brendan Fraser as Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Cyborg, and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody.
Dwain Murphy was already cast as Negative Man and will be playing the man in the costume, while Bomer will come in for the flashback scenes and do the voiceover work, just like Brendan Fraser is doing with Robotman.
Larry Trainor is a test pilot, who is accidentally fused with radioactive energy during an accident. This gives Larry the ability to release a "Negative Man" from his body, who has the ability to fly, phase through things, and explode.
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most 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.
Doom Patrol is being written by Jeremy Carver who will executive produce it alongside Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
The series received a 13-episode straight-to-series order and it will begin production this year for a 2019 premiere on DC Universe.