Warner Bros. Television has reportedly tapped Reign star Will Kemp to portray Steve Dayton/Mento in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Doom Patrol. GWW was unable to officially confirm the casting and was unable to reach Kemp’s representatives for comment so it is presently unknown if there is any validity to the news at this time.
However, it would not be a surprise if it is true that Mento will make an appearance on the show. It was previously reported that Dayton Manor would be featured in Doom Patrol, which has often served as the base of operations for the peculiar team of DC superheroes since their first appearance in 1966.
In the comics, Steve Dayton is a wannabe superhero and inventor who creates a helmet that grants him psychic powers. With this helmet comes unintended side-effects which gave Dayton dementia and paranoia.
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities—but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence—and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
Doom Patrol stars Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Doom Patrol premieres on the DC Universe streaming service on February 15th.
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