DC Universe hosted the world premiere of the new live-action series Titans at the New York Comic Con on October 3, 2018. Fans in attendance at the screening in advance of the series’ October 12th debut were treated to news on two additional DC Universe projects: Doom Patrol and Harley Quinn.
The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco has come on board Harley Quinn to voice the titular character. Cuoco and her Yes, Norman Productions will also be executive producing the animated series along with Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey.
A special video for the Harley Quinn series was shown at the NYCC Titans screening (see above) followed by a surprise appearance by Cuoco herself.
Cuoco is joining a voice cast that includes Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer series), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ron Funches (Powerless), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Wanda Sykes (black-ish), and Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul). Natalie Morales (Bojack Horseman), Jim Rash (Mike Tyson Mysteries), Diedrich Bader (Veep), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), and Chris Meloni (Happy!) also lend their voices to the DC Universe series.
DC Universe’s Doom Patrol also broke casting news at the New York Comic Con’s Titans screening. Brendan Fraser, the voice of the series’ Robotman (he’s also playing Cliff Steele in flashback scenes), was on hand to break the news Matt Bomer has signed on to the Doom Patrol cast.
Per DC Universe’s official casting announcement, “Bomer will provide the voiceover performance for the character of Negative Man, and he will also appear as Larry Trainor in flashback scenes. Bomer further surprised fans with a special video greeting from the Atlanta-based set, exclusively for those in attendance at NYCC.”
It was also confirmed Matthew Zuk will provide the physical performance of Negative Man on the set in costume. Riley Shanahan is handling Robotman’s physical performance. (This will make much more sense when the series premieres.)
The cast of Doom Patrol also includes Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody.
The Doom Patrol Plot:
“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.”