Two of the DC series on HBO Max, Titans and Doom Patrol, will come to an end. The two recently completed their six episodes of Season 4A on the streamer, and the upcoming second halves of their fourth seasons will be the shows’ final chapters. Both had been designed to give the series a fitting ending.
Titans and Doom Patrol, both from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, are the latest live-action series in the now-defunct DC Universe slate. They transitioned to HBO Max after the first two seasons when DC Universe folded. Titans and Doom Patrol then ran for two more seasons, with the creatives behind both charting those seasons to complete their story arcs.
Both Titans and Doom Patrol were well received by critics, with high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, and performed well on the platform, according to the sparse HBO Max performance data available. They, along with other DC shows coming to an end, including the flash and star girl on the CW, closing a chapter in Berlanti Prods.’ tenure at Warner Bros. Television Group which has just been extended with a massive new chord.
“Although these are the last seasons of Titans and Doom Patrol, we are very proud of these series and excited for fans to see their breakthrough endings,” an HBO Max spokesperson said. “We are grateful to Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television for creating such thrilling, action-packed and 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, we celebrate showrunner Jeremy Carver and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Chris Dingess and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson. For four seasons, fans fell in love with the Titans and Doom Patrol, invest in their trials and tribulations, and in their legendary battles saving the world time and time again.
Titansdeveloped by Goldsman, Johns and Berlanti based on DC characters, stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Joshua Orpin, Franka Potente and Joseph Morgan.
In season 4, after saving Gotham, the Titans hit the road again to return to San Francisco. But after a stopover in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with unprecedented powers.
“I am immensely proud of our talented cast, crew and writing staff and their efforts to bring all forty-nine episodes to life over the past five years,” Walker said. “I couldn’t have asked for better partners in Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television and HBO Max, and from the start, Geoff Johns and Akiva Goldsman. I am extremely grateful for their unwavering trust throughout this process. Finally, I have to thank our amazing fans for their continued support, commitment, and the passionate community they’ve built around our show. We have six episodes left to unleash on the world that we hope will give our beloved characters the creative conclusion we all know they deserve.
Doom Patrol, which was part of the return to Hollywood of new Oscar nominee Brendan Fraser, reinvents 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 opened with the team unexpectedly traveling to the future to find a nasty surprise. Faced with their impending demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all what is 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 indulging us these past four seasons,” Carver said. “And you, what were you smoking? To our brilliant cast, our indomitable crew, our fearless writing staff, and most of all, our magnificent fans: thank you all the more. You made it a once in a lifetime ride.