In some good news for fans of DC’s dysfunctional team of superheroes (and seemingly bad news for DC Universe), it has been announced today that Doom Patrol has been renewed for a third season, which will air exclusively on the HBO Max streaming platform.
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— Doom Patrol (@DCDoomPatrol) September 12, 2020
“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.,” said Doom Patrol executive producer Jeremy Carver.
A spinoff from Titans, Doom Patrol aired its first season exclusively on DC Universe, with the second season then streaming on both DC Universe and the then-newly launched HBO Max. The second season was cut short due to the global health crisis, and so the season two finale will presumably be reworked into the opener for season three.
DC’s strangest group of heroes — Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane aka Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) — are back again to save the world. That is, if they can find a way to grow up…both figuratively and literally. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the members of the Doom Patrol now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton), while confronting their own personal baggage. And as each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.