A new villain will patrol Doom Manor when Doom Patrol Season 3 Flows on HBO Max. TVLine reports that Michelle Gomez was cast as Madame Rouge, the DC Comics baddie that had been first introduced at the Doom Patrol comics from the 1960s.
Gomez is a veteran of genre television, with recently appeared on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and has been a fan-favorite as Missy on Doctor Who. She is the first new cast member added to the show for Doom Patrol Season 3.
The DC Comics adaptation follows a band of outcast superheroes played by Diane Guerrero (Crazy Jane), April Bowlby (Rita Farr), Matt Bomer (Larry Trainor/Negative Man), Brendan Fraser (Cliff Steele/Robotman), Timothy Dalton (Niles Caulder), and Joivan Wade (Victor Stone/Cyborg).
The show has been given an early renewal in 2020, and it was announced that Season 3 could flow exclusively on HBO Max. Formerly, Doom Patrol had debuted on DC Universe, but that platform has been abandoned in favor of HBO Max.
Doom Patrol Season 3: Who Is Madame Rouge?
The personality Laura De Mille has lots in common with Rita Farr-she had been an actress, until an incident gave her split personalities, ala Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. From the comics, De Mille takes on the moniker of Madame Rouge and unites the Brotherhood of Evil. This group of villains is the Titans’ greatest nemeses in several comic book runs.
Madame Rouge is familiar to lovers from the Teen Titans animated show. She is said to be a master of disguise and has also developed superpowers similar to those of Rita Farr. Can she be pitted as Rita’s rival in Doom Patrol Season 3?
In certain comic runs, Rouge and Niles Caulder are romantically linked. We’ll need to wait to find out if the show will go down a similar course. For starters, while Gomez is maybe a veteran actress, she’s still 20 years Dalton’s junior. If love is on the cards, then an older actress would have been better suited to the function.
At the end of the previous season, Niles was heartbroken over the loss of his daughter, Dorothy, who was poisoned by Niles’ immortal wife. The team had not fared much better they’d been made to wax. Since there is another season, we could imagine they will be right as rain. Or as near possible, believing they’re the Doom Patrol.