Two of the DC series on HBO Max, Titans and Doom patrol, will come to an end. Both recently wrapped up their six-episode Season 4A runs on the streamer, and the upcoming second halves of their fourth season will be the show’s final chapters. Both were made to give the series a happy ending.
Titans and Doom patrol, both from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, are the last live-action series of the now-defunct DC Universe. They made the switch to HBO Max after the first two seasons when DC Universe shut down. Titans and Doom patrol ran for two more seasons after that, with the creatives behind both mapping those seasons to complete their storylines.
Both Titans and Doom patrol have been well received by critics, with high marks on Rotten Tomatoes, and have done well on the platform, according to the scant available HBO Max performance data. She, along with other DC shows coming to an end, including The flash and Star girl on the CW, close a chapter in Berlanti Prods.” tenure at Warner Bros. Television Group, which has just been renewed with a huge new deal.
“Although this will be the last seasons of Titans and doom patrol, we are very proud of these series and look forward to fans seeing their climactic ending,” said an HBO Max spokesperson. “We are Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Thank you television for creating such exciting, action-packed, heartfelt series. we thank Titans showrunner Greg Walker, executive producers Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Richard Hatem and the team at Weed Road Pictures. For doom patrol, celebrating showrunner Jeremy Carver and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Chris Dingess and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson. For four seasons, fans have fallen in love with the Titans and doom patrol, invest in their trials and tribulations, and in their legendary battles that time and again save the world.”
Titansdeveloped by Goldsman, Johns and Berlanti based on the DC characters, featuring Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Joshua Orpin, Franka Potente and Joseph Morgan.
In Season 4, after saving Gotham, the Titans set out to get back to San Francisco. But after a layover in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers they’ve never seen before.
“I am immensely proud of our gifted cast, crew and writers and their efforts to bring all forty-nine episodes from the past five years to life,” said Walker. “I couldn’t have wished for better partners in Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television and HBO Max, and from the beginning Geoff Johns and Akiva Goldsman. I am incredibly grateful for their unwavering faith throughout this process. Finally, I must thank our incredible fans for their continued support, involvement and the passionate community they have built around our show. We have six more episodes to unleash on the world that we hope will give our beloved characters the creative closure we all know they deserve.”
Doom patrol, which was part of newly minted Oscar nominee Brendan Fraser’s return to Hollywood, reimagines some of DC’s most recognized superheroes: “Robotman” aka Cliff Steele (Fraser), “Negative Man” aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), “Elasti-Woman” aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby), “Crazy Jane” (Diane Guerrero), “Cyborg” aka Victor Stone (Joivan Wade), joined by former supervillain “Madame Rouge” aka Laura de Mille (Michelle Gomez). The series also stars Skye Roberts, Riley Shanahan and Matthew Zuk.
The series was developed by Carver from characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani.
Season 4 began with the team unexpectedly traveling to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their impending doom, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all what’s more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world?
“To our wonderfully supportive partners at HBO Max, Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and DC Studios, thank you for spoiling us over the past four seasons,” said Carver. “Also, what were you smoking? To our brilliant cast, indomitable crew, intrepid writing staff, and most of all, our wonderful fans: all the more thanks. You made it a once-in-a-lifetime ride.