Doom Patrol is officially returning for a fourth season and a first-look image reveals new cast member Madeline Zima as Casey Brinke, aka Space Case.
Season 4 of the HBO Max DC series is set to introduce Casey Brinke to the already chaotic world of Doom World. The character is one of the stranger additions to the team in the comics, appearing in Gerard Way’s and Nick Derrington’s recent run.
Madeline Zima, whose previous credits include You, Twin Peaks and Bombshell, will bring Casey to life in the HBO Max series.
Casey Brinke: Comic Character Made Flesh
In the Doom Patrol comics, Casey Brinke is originally created as a comic book character by the sentient street called Danny, but Danny later manages to transform Casey into a real living being.
Doom Patrol showrunner Jeremy Carver spoke to EW about Casey Brinke’s arrival in the series, saying “Casey is so beloved both by our writers on staff, and by fans of Doom Patrol in general. We finally found a way to bring her into the story in a way that feels wholly organic to us, even though to someone who’s never seen Doom Patrol, it might seem a little bats*** insane. To us, it fits perfectly! And it’s not just a cameo.”
Check out the first image of Madeline Zima as Space Case below:
Casey’s origin as a creation of Danny the Street gives her a unique connection to the sentient street. Carver promised Doom Patrol Season 4 will include “a very special episode” about Danny and the Danny-zens, so it sounds like her connection to the living street will be explored in the series.
Here is the official synopsis for the series:
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 returns to HBO Max this December. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the show and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.