Doom Patrol and Titans Have Been Canceled After Fourth Seasons

Robotman, wearing a cowboy hat and an oven mitt, raises his hands as if being arrested.

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The fourth and remaining seasons of HBO Max’s wonderful Doom Patrol and arguably not-quite-as-excellent Titans TV collection will finish after their fourth seasons, in line with The Hollywood Reporter. And in line with James Gunn, who so lately grew to become overseer of the DC live-action universe, and who’s been wiping the proverbial slate clear, it was a call made earlier than he got here on board. Both means, this can be a bummer.

To start with, I don’t see any motive Gunn can be fibbing right here. Ever since new Warner Bros.Discovery CEO David Zaslav killed the Batgirl film to avoid wasting a couple of dollars I used to be positive Doom Patrol and Titans had been on the chopping block. Actually, I feel it’s a minor miracle we managed to get 4 seasons of both present. Starting on the DC Universe app, which married digital comics with a bevy of live-action and animated DC leisure, Titans and Doom Patrol had been among the many authentic choices created for the collection in 2018 and 2019, respectively. When HBO Max was launched in 2020 (can it solely have been round for 3 years?) all of the DC TV/film content material was moved there, and by some means each collection managed to outlive the transition.

Titans could have made it primarily based on identify and character recognition, but it surely was at all times a lot darker than earlier Teen Titans leisure it needed to be a tricky promote. As for Doom Patrol, the present was primarily based on Grant Morrison’s unbelievable and extremely surreal 1989-90 run on the comedian of the identical identify. Calling it a cult favourite is an understatement of each how area of interest and beloved it was. However by some means, the story of misfit superheroes who solely handle to avoid wasting the world inadvertently as a result of they’re so busy battling their very own neuroses and trauma hit a nerve in live-action, too.

(I’ll at all times bear in mind Titans for being the primary collection to permit Batman to bop the Batusi once more after the Nineteen Sixties TV collection, even when it was in Dick Grayson’s fever dream.)

Bruce Wayne Dance Tribute to Adam West’s Batman | TITANS S02xE07

Hey, no less than each collection have been allowed to complete up their fourth seasons; each solely aired the primary half of them final yr, with the remaining six episodes every to come back later. And, if the choice to axe them got here some time in the past, it’s potential the writers had sufficient time to present the reveals a correct finale. The final episode of Doom Patrol is outwardly titled “Completed Patrol,” so right here’s hoping…

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