"Doom Patrol" Season 2: Karen Obilom ("Games People Play") Joins Cast in Recurring Role

With DC Universe's live-action Doom Patrol returning later this year, the streaming service is set to welcome Karen Obilom (Games People Play) in a recurring role on the series. Obilom plays Roni Evers, a military veteran with a mysterious past who Vic Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) meets while attending a PTSD support group. The news comes a week after it was announced Abigail Shapiro (Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice) will recur as the daughter of Niles Caulder aka "The Chief" (Timothy Dalton), Dorothy Spinner.

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.

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DC Universe's Doom Patrol stars April Bowlby as Rita Farr / Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Kay Challis / Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone / Cyborg, Brendan Fraser and Riley Shanahan as Clifford "Cliff" Steele / Robotman, Matt Bomer and Matthew Zuk as Larry Trainor / Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder / The Chief, and Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody.

A reimagining of the superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno PremianiDoom Patrol is written by series creator Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, Being Human), who executive produces alongside Greg BerlantiGeoff Johns, and Berlanti Productions' Sarah Schechter. Warner Bros. Television produces in association with Berlanti Productions.

Doom Patrol is expected to return to The DC Universe for its second season later this fall.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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