Michelle Gomez Cast As Villain In ‘Doom Patrol’ Season 3
Michelle Gomez has been cast in the upcoming third season of the comic book television series Doom Patrol. Gomez is set to play the character Madame Rouge, a popular villain from the comics and a high ranking member of the super villain group the Brotherhood of Evil, the overall archenemies of the Doom Patrol team. Gomez will likely appear in the second episode of Doom Patrol’s third season, following the season premiere which is meant to wrap up the storyline of season 2, which was cut short due to production being forced to a halt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many fans are excited to see Gomez play Madame Rouge, as the character is one of the most popular villains from the Doom Patrol comics, who has very similar powers to Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), which will more than likely set up a rivalry between the two characters during the season. This is also not the first time in which Gomez will be portraying a villain, as the actress is best known for appearing as Lilith/Madam Satan in the comic book television series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Master/Missy, the archenemy of The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) in the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who.
Madame Rouge will be an amnesiac who attempts to enter the mansion of the Doom Patrol with an unknown goal in mind. When describing Gomez’s role as Madame Rouge in the third season of Doom Patrol, Variety stated that the character is “a complicated and electrifying eccentric who arrives at Doom Manor with a very specific mission, if only she could remember it.” It remains to be seen if Gomez’s character will be the main villain of the season like Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk) and the Candlemaker (Lex Lang) were in the previous installments. However, there is little doubt that the character will be used to finally introduce the Brotherhood of Evil to the show.
Fans can see Gomez make her debut as the popular Doom Patrol villain when the show returns for its third season sometime this year on the streaming service HBO Max.