DC FanDome: ‘Doom Patrol’ Gets A Third Season On HBO Max

by Erik Amaya

Great news, Doom Patrol fans! The series is coming back for a third year.

Ahead of its DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse presentation, Warner Bros Television announced Doom Patrol will return as an HBO Max exclusive. The news isn’t exactly a surprise as HBO Max went out of its way to promote the program’s second season, which it shared with DC Universe. But with the niche DC streaming service seemingly converting to a comics-only subscription service — although, it is still unclear what DC Universe will become — Doom Patrol is now an HBO Max exclusive.

Based on the concept devised by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. Doom Patrol follows a group of odd would-be superheroes as they deal with their own traumas and try to save people, but often just make the situation worse. The fallible misfits make for great marquee characters in HBO Max’s programing slate. The cast includes Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, and Timothy Dalton.

“On behalf of the wonderful cast, writers and crew, we are thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to return to Doom Manor. And we are especially thankful for our partners at Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, DC Universe and, of course, HBO Max,” executive producer and showrunner Jeremy Carver said in a statement.

And considering the second season ended on a pretty big cliffhanger, we’re glad the new season was confirmed. We’d hate to think of the show ending with everything on the precipice. Although, that is sort of a perfect Doom Patrol ending in a way. Nevertheless, we’d much rather see Dorothy (Abigail Shapiro) overcome her destiny and the rest of the group drive home. Also, we want to see just how awkward Cliff (Fraser) will make things if he makes it to his daughter’s wedding.

Of course, thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, it may still be a full year before we get any of those scenes. But Doom Patrol will return in the near(ish) future.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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