Our favorite gang is officially coming back! Doom Patrol will be returning for a third season, this time exclusively to HBO Max. New episodes will no longer be available on the streaming service where it originally launched, DC Universe.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The drama, starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, April Bowlby and Diane Guerrero, had a shared run on both HBO Max and DC Universe with its second season. The expansion to the larger platform helped further solidify the show as a breakout for Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series.
“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,” showrunner Jeremy Carver said in a statement. The news was formally announced Saturday during the second day of WBTV’s virtual DC FanDome event.
That Doom Patrol would become exclusive to HBO Max comes as little surprise as scripted originals have increasingly been moved off of DC Universe. “The original content that is on DCU is migrating to HBO Max. Truthfully, that’s the best platform for that content,” DC’s Jim Lee told THR last month. “The amount of content you get, not just DC, but generally from WarnerMedia, is huge and it’s the best value proposition. … We feel that is the place for that.”
“Doom Patrol came to HBO Max with an already deep and passionate fan base and has risen to the top as one of the most-watched Max originals on the platform,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “The series sits well in our portfolio and we are glad to greenlight a third season to continue this distinctive style of storytelling that resonates so well with critics and fans alike.”