'Doom Patrol' Casts Its Elasti-Woman for Live-Action DC Universe Series

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DC Universe, the forthcoming SVOD service, is officially building out its own universe.

The platform has officially tapped April Bowlby to take on the role of Elasti-Woman in its upcoming live-action take on Doom Patrol. If Bowlby's name sounds familiar, it should: the actress best known for Drop Dead Diva will portray the same character in DC Universe's upcoming live-action take on Titans.

Doom Patrol, based on the iconic DC Comics characters, will be written by Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), who will executive produce the 13-episode drama alongside Greg Berlanti — the prolific exec producer behind The CW's Arrow-verse — and Geoff Johns. 

Doom Patrol is described as a reimagining of one of DC's most beloved group of outcast superheroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, who led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The drama picks up after the events of Titans, which is also in the works at DC Universe and produced by Berlanti. 

Elasti-Woman (formerly called Elasti-Girl) is described as an actress on the rise, Rita Farr was exposed to a toxic gas that altered her cellular structure. Longing for the days of old, Rita finds a place for herself among the Doom Patrol.

Bowlby is repped by TalentWorks and LINK Entertainment.

DC Universe will launch in August. The casting officially confirms that the DC Universe shows will all be connected in a similar fashion to DC Entertainment's suite of scripted originals on The CW.