DOOM PATROL: TRANSFORMERS Star Kelsey Grammer Eyed For Lead Role In DC Universe Series

DOOM PATROL: TRANSFORMERS Star Kelsey Grammer Eyed For Lead Role In DC Universe Series

With the DC Universe set to launch in August and shooting on the Doom Patrol episode of Titans beginning soon, Warner Bros. is eyeing a big name to take on the role of Dr. Niles Caulder, a.k.a. The Chief.

By JoshWilding - Jun 23, 2018 01:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Doom Patrol
Source: That Hashtag Show
DC Entertainment is currently looking to launch its DC Universe streaming service in August with a live-action Titans TV series and the current plan is for that to launch a Doom Patrol spinoff. Geoff Johns is working on the episode which will introduce those characters and the new show which will follow afterwards and we now have some news about who could play the team's bearded leader!

Before we get to that, though, here's a description for Titans' version of
Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief:

"Eccentric, brilliant, paternal, and mysterious. The Chief is a noted scientist, wealthy investor and, of course, leader of The Doom Patrol. The Chief rescued each member of his team from horrific accidents, nurtured them to health, resuscitated their self-esteem and sent them into the world to defend a populace that sees them as little more than freaks. His disarming manner does little to conceal a steely determination and unwavering devotion to defending Earth from Evil’s oddest entities."

So, that sounds pretty close to the source material where he leads a group of superhero outcasts made up of names like Elasti-Girl, Robotman, Negative Man, Crazy Jane, and Cyborg. Now, That Hashtag Show notes that Frasier and Transformers star Kelsey Grammer is being eyed to take on the role of The Chief and while nothing is official as of right now, this would be fantastic to see become a reality.

What do you guys think? As always, share your thoughts on this news in the comment section below.
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Spock0Clock - 6/23/2018, 1:19 AM
As long as they keep April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, I'm good.
Doomsday8888 - 6/23/2018, 2:03 AM
I'm really looking forward to this, and i hope it's good, cause i'm ready to ditch the Arrowverse pronto!
Spock0Clock - 6/23/2018, 2:06 AM
@Doomsday8888 - Do you think Berlanti would ever actually bail on the Arrowverse stuff? I've been assuming that if these DC streaming shows work out, there's a good chance they were going to join the loosely defined multiverse and have an occasional crossover with the CW stuff.
Doomsday8888 - 6/23/2018, 2:46 AM
@Spock0Clock -
Awww heeeell to the no!
I don't want any crossovers with the Arrowverse!!!
TheManWithoutFear - 6/23/2018, 2:33 AM
"Transformers star" Kelsey Grammar?! Transformers star??!

How you gonna do Frasier Crane like that.
Spock0Clock - 6/23/2018, 3:00 AM
@TheManWithoutFear - He was also a damn decent Beast in a film series that didn't get a whole lot of characters very right.
TheManWithoutFear - 6/23/2018, 3:11 AM
@Spock0Clock - Damn right. He was such a good choice for Beast.
Brand0n - 6/23/2018, 5:06 AM
@TheManWithoutFear - amen to all of this
RolandD - 6/23/2018, 5:44 AM
@Spock0Clock - Never would have thought of him for Beast, but he was alright even though the movie as a whole sucked. So much waste is Cyclops, Angel and the whole Dark Phoenix story.
bkmeijer2 - 6/23/2018, 2:38 AM
I always took Kelsey Grammar for some bigshot actor, but I always see him turn up in wacky ass shit like this
Spock0Clock - 6/23/2018, 2:56 AM
@MalseMarcel - Well, he's not that big, but more importantly, he's got like four ex-wives who keep taking all his money.
ARMUS - 6/23/2018, 3:20 AM

To me he'll always be Captain Bateson, the fella that got his ship trapped in a time loop.
SmashZapper85 - 6/23/2018, 3:34 AM
When was Kelsey Grammer in Transformers?
GarthRanzz - 6/23/2018, 5:12 AM
@SmashZapper85 - He is in the fourth one.
Beetleborg - 6/23/2018, 3:51 AM
How has no one mentioned that Kelsey Grammar aka Frasier would be playing a character named Niles...
Brand0n - 6/23/2018, 5:07 AM
@Beetleborg - that was my first thought
RolandD - 6/23/2018, 5:46 AM
@Beetleborg - Omg. They have to throw in at least a cameo of David Hyde Pierce playing a character named Frazier or at least a reference to a competitive brother of Dr. Caulder.
RolandD - 6/23/2018, 5:47 AM
@RolandD - Dman AC. Frasier.
RolandD - 6/23/2018, 5:47 AM
@RolandD - I give up.
Kumkani - 6/23/2018, 4:52 AM
I kinda wanted him for the role of Brother Blood
JK - 6/23/2018, 6:05 AM
Loved the doggie in his old show
MetalGeek - 6/23/2018, 6:52 AM
I don't know much about Doom Patrol, but he is a very Good actor!
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