Some stellar DC news out of San Diego, as Doom Patrol renewed for season 2. The series will return in 2020, and as part of a unique deal the new episodes will air on both DC Universe and HBO Max, Warnermedia’s upcoming streaming service. The first 15 episodes of the show will also be available to stream on HBO Max when the service launches. Executive-producer Jeremy Carver and star Diane Guerrero announced the news during the DC Universe presentation at Comic-Con.
Created by Carver, Doom Patrol follows a rag-tag crew of superpowered misfits tasked with saving the world from interdimensional donkeys, giant floating eyeball gods, and Mr. Nobody played by a fourth-wall-breaking Alan Tudyk. Doom Patrol rules, man. The team—created in the comics by writers Arnold Drake and Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani—consists of the welded-together Robotman (Brendan Fraser), stretchy Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), half-human half-machine Cyborg (Joivan Wade), radioactive Negative Man (Matt Bomer), and the many personalities of Crazy Jane (Guerrero).
This is fantastic news, given the fact that Doom Patrol developed into one of the most delightfully insane comic shows around during its first 15 episodes. But DC Universe seems to be shaky grounds these days; Swamp Thing was a disaster before the series debuted. Having been shut down prior to completing its original ordered episode amount. Then being cancelled after the first episode aired.
For what it’s worth, season 2 of Titans—DC Universe’s live-action take on the Teen Titans—will premiere on September 6. Titans was DC Universe’s more high-profiled show because of its Batman lineage. However, word of mouth made the series a slow burn and eventually got better as it went along.
With Doom Patrol renewed for a second season, it will be interesting to see where the show goes to. However, if you are signing up for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, then I suggest you give it a look and see what you think.