The Flight Attendant and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress Michelle Gomez has been cast as Madame Rouge in the third season of HBO Max’s Doom Patrol.
Doom Patrol’s Madame Rouge is described as a complicated and electrifying eccentric who arrives at Doom Manor with a very specific mission, if only she could remember it. In the comics, Madame Rouge is a leading member of the Brotherhood of Evil.
Laura De Mille was originally a French stage actress. After an automobile accident, she developed a dual good/evil split personality. At this point, she attracted the notice of The Brain and his associate, Monsieur Mallah. With Mallah’s help, the Brain performed surgery on De Mille that was, from his perspective, successful, sublimating her good personality and allowing her evil personality to remain dominant. As Madame Rouge, De Mille became the only female member of the Brotherhood of Evil, and assisted the Brotherhood in its continuing conflicts against the Doom Patrol. At first, Madame Rouge was simply a master of disguise; subsequent surgery by the Brain eventually gave her the ability to alter her appearance and stretch her limbs.
It was revealed back in September of 2020, that Doom Patrol had been renewed for a third season. Soon after in December of that same year, we found out that Doom Patrol season 3 would begin production in January of 2021.