Mark Sheppard will be reuniting with ‘Supernatural’ creator Jeremy Carver, on Carver’s newest series ‘Doom Patrol’. Sheppard, who played Crowley, the King of Hell on The CW’s longest-running series will pop up on next week’s episode of the DC Universe original, as Willoughby Kipling, a friend of The Chief, Niles Caulder’s (Timothy Dalton). Kipling is a hard-drinking chaos magician with a vendetta against death cults.
Sheppard he made the announcement of his appearance on Twitter:
If you haven’t seen it, prepare to have your mind blown! @TheDCUniverse @DoomPatrolDCU is masterful. Carver and company have crafted an extraordinary tale. Great cast, great writing, the look and feel is beautiful. So proud to take a part! See you in episode 4! #SPNFamiIy
— Mark Sheppard (@Mark_Sheppard) March 1, 2019
During Grant Morrison’s acclaimed run of the ‘Doom Patrol’ comic book, Willoughby Kipling assisted the team of misfits against the Cult of the Unwritten Book who were attempting to summon a giant eye called the Anti-God to destroy the world. Imagery of the eye is seen throughout this preview clip of the next episode, entitled “Cult Patrol.” The ominous eye motif appears on clothing, signs and even on a birthday cake! In another throwback to the comics, after Robot Man is tased by a cult member, he defiantly declares, “Nürnheim sucks!,” Nürnheim being the name of the city where the cult is based.
Sheppard can also be glimpsed toward the end of the promo. WARNING, it does contain explicit language so it is NSFW.
If the idea of a hard-drinking British chaos magician sounds familiar, Morrison created Kipling when he was unable to use an existing hard-drinking British chaos magician John Constantine in his story. Perhaps if he hadn’t, ‘Doom Patrol’ might have had to have arranged a crossover with The CW’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, on which Matt Ryan portrays Constantine.
Previously, Sheppard played Crowley on ‘Supernatural’ off and on for eight seasons. Before that, he starred on ‘Warehouse 13’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ among others.
‘Doom Patrol’ is the second original live-action series from DC Universe. New episodes are released each Friday.
Source: Entertainment Weekly