We have another Doom Patrol member for Titans! Comicbook’s Russ Burlingame broke the news today that Jake Michaels has landed the role of Cliff Steele a.k.a. DC’s Robotman, another core member of the Doom Patrol. He is currently set to appear in one episode but has the potential to come back for more episodes in the season.
Warner Bros. TV and DC describe this take on Robotman, who will join Bruno Bichir’s The Chief and April Bowlby’s Elasti-Girl:
“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. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.”
With another classic member set to appear on the show, we can probably expect other core members of the group to make an appearance. Perhaps members like Negative Man and Mento will appear? Only time will tell!
“From executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, TITANS is an all-new live-action drama series that follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. TITANS is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.”
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan K. Potter, Minka Kelly, Alan Ritchson, and Lindsey Gort as Dick Grayson a.k.a. Nightwing, Princess Koriand’r a.k.a. Starfire, Rachel Roth a.k.a. Raven, Garfield Logan a.k.a. Beast Boy, Hank Hall a.k.a. Hawk, Dawn Granger a.k.a. Dove and Detective Amy Rohrbach respectively. The series is set to debut in 2018 on DC’s currently-untitled streaming service.