A new character breakdown for the upcoming Doom Patrol television series reveals that Dr. Silas Stone, the STAR Labs scientist who transformed his son, Victor, into the heroic Cyborg, will be a reoccurring character. The new series, which will feature The First Purge star Jovian Wade as the tech-infused superhero, is expected to premiere on the DC Universe streaming service sometime in 2019.
Collectively known as "The World's Strangest Heroes," the Doom Patrol is made up of a number of superheroes whose only unifying characteristic is having gained powers through tragic events that often had devastating effects upon their bodies and minds. The team has gone through several incarnations over the years, but the Doom Patrol television series will be largely sticking to the original line-up of Robotman, Elasti-Woman and Negative Man, with Crazy Jane and Cyborg rounding out the team. Interestingly enough, Cyborg was never a part of the Doom Patrol in the original comics, though his background of having been transformed into a man-machine hybrid by alien technology certainly conveys a similarly twisted tone as the histories of the other Doom Patrol members.
That Hashtag Show reported upon the casting notice for Dr. Silas Stone. The show's producers are looking for an African-American male in his late 50s and describe Dr. Stone as "an incredibly intelligent scientist, with a straight-shooter attitude, who doesn’t care too much for small talk." The breakdown further describes Silas as being intensely devoted to his research, to the point of it being a detriment to his relationship with his son Victor.
This perfectly fits the character of Dr. Silas Stone as portrayed in the comics, where he was shown as having retreated into his work as a scientist at STAR Labs following the death of his beloved wife. This, in turn, fueled Victor's resentment of his father and his work, as Silas mocked his achievements as a student-athlete. The two would reconcile somewhat following a lab accident in which Victor was fatally injured and Dr. Stone unleashed the power of a New Gods' Mother Box in a desperate attempt to save his son's life. He was successful, but Victor often wondered if his father's newfound interest in his welfare was truly driven by a father's concern or if he just saw his son as another test subject.
There is no word yet as to what actors might be up for the part, but an announcement is expected soon. With the final members of its core cast confirmed, Doom Patrol is presumed to begin filming shortly in anticipation of its 2019 release date on DC Universe. Whoever winds up playing Dr. Stone, they are sure to be in good company with the likes of Timothy Dalton and Brendan Fraser involved in the show.
Source: That Hashtag Show