DC Universe’s upcoming ‘Doom Patrol’ series has found its Cyborg in one of the stars of ‘The Purge franchise’.
The First Purge’s Joivan Wade has been roped in to play the role of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, in the streaming series, which is set to debut on DC Universe in 2019.
Written by Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol is a reimagination of the beloved superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani.
According to DC and Warner Bros, “Vic Stone is the charming and sarcastic half-human, the half-machine superhero known as Cyborg. Vic may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, Vic harnesses the curse of his cybernetic body and uses his powers as the ultimate hero for the digital age.”
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DC Universe is set to launch in the fall and will include original streaming series (with Titans first), live-action and animated series and films from DC’s catalog and a curated selection of new and classic DC Comics. The service’s original series also include a live-action Swamp Thing and the animated shows Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn.
Wade’s film credits include The Weekend Movie for Netflix and Universal’s The First Purge, which recently became the highest grossing of the Purge franchise from Blumhouse.