He's definitely a somebody in geek circles, but Alan Tudyk is now officially a nobody. The Firefly and Rogue One alum has joined the cast of the upcoming DC Universe streaming series Doom Patrol as Mr. Nobody (aka Eric Morden), the nemesis of the show's titular team of misfit heroes.
Per Deadline, which broke the news, the character description is: "After exposure to unknown experiments by ex-Nazis in post-war Paraguay, the man formerly known as Eric Morden emerges as a living shadow able to drain the sanity of others as the enigmatic, and totally insane, Mr. Nobody."
Doom Patrol will spin off from DC Universe's first original series, Titans, based on the popular Teen Titans comic book characters. The Doom Patrol first appeared in DC's My Greatest Adventure comic in 1963, and features a group of outcasts brought together by Dr. Niles Caulder, aka the Chief.
In addition to a lengthy resume of genre credits (including sardonic droid K-2SO in the Star Wars film Rogue One and pilot Wash in Joss Whedon's space drama Firefly), Tudyk has previous experience in the world of DC Comics. Most notably, he starred in the NBC sitcom Powerless as hapless corporate exec Van Wayne (Bruce's cousin) and as Green Arrow in the animated Young Justice series.
Doom Patrol will premiere sometime in 2019, following the conclusion of Titans' first season. Titans will be the first original series premiering on the nascent DC Universe channel, on Friday, October 12.
The streaming service will include original series (including a revival of Young Justice, plus a live-action Swamp Thing drama and a Harley Quinn cartoon), DC Daily (a news and chat show), and a deep archive of DC-themed programming, including the original Superman movies, Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman series, and cartoon faves like Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and Static Shock. DC Universe officially launches on Saturday, September 15.