Production is currently well underway on the second season of DC Universe’s Doom Patrol. Recently we heard that relative newcomer Abigail Shapiro was joining the cast as The Chief’s (Timothy Dalton) daughter and now we have more casting news.
Deadline is reporting that Karen Obilom (Games People Play) has joined the cast. Obilom is reportedly playing Roni Evers, a woman who develops a relationship with Joivan Wade’s Cyborg. She’s described as “a military veteran, with a mysterious past, that Vic Stone/Cyborg (Wade) meets while attending a PTSD support group.”
It sounds like Obilom is playing a gender-swapped version of the character Ron Evers from the comics. Evers was a childhood friend of Vic Stone and following the lab accident which saw him become Cyborg, Ron investigated the circumstances surrounding it. He discovered that S.T.A.R. Labs was selling Vic’s father’s technology to the army and attempted to blow up their facility. After falling off the facility’s roof, S.T.A.R. scientists made him into their own version of Cyborg. And in a cruel twist of irony, they put him to work for the military.
Work continues on Doom Patrol season 2 which is set to debut later in 2020.
Doom Patrol stars Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele, Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor, Diana Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, April Bowlby as Rita Farr, Jovian Wade as Vic Stone and Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder.