HBO Max Cancels ‘Doom Patrol’ and ‘Titans’ After 4 Seasons


HBO Max has confirmed that two more of its DC series, Doom Patrol and Titans, will be coming to an end. Both shows recently finished their six-episode Season 4A runs, and the upcoming 4B halves of their seasons will now be the shows’ final chapters.

The statement confirmed that the second half of season 4, for both shows, has been written with a proper ending in mind. Titans and Doom Patrol are both from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. They began on DC Universe and transitioned to HBO Max after the first two seasons, when DC Universe folded. Both shows got two more seasons with the streamer, and the writers mapped those seasons to complete their story arcs.

The canceling of Doom Patrol and Titans brings to close a whole era of television for Berlanti Productions, with other DC shows such as Stargirl and The Flash having their cancelations already announced.

It’s not the end of the line for Greg Berlanti’s relationship with Warner Bros., though. They recently extended his contract with Warner Bros. Television Group with a huge new deal.

A spokesperson for HBO Max made the following statement on Doom Patrol and Titans:

“While these will be the final seasons of Titans and Doom Patrol, we are very proud of these series and excited for fans to see their climactic endings. We are grateful to Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television for making such thrilling, 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, we celebrate 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, investing in their trials and tribulations, and in their legendary battles saving the world time and time again.”

Doom Patrol gave us new, changed-up versions of some of DC’s most recognized superheroes: Cliff Steele, alias Robotman (Fraser);  Larry Trainor, alias Negative Man (Matt Bomer); Rita Farr, alias Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby); Victor Stone, alias Cyborg (Joivan Wade); and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero). The crew were more recently joined by former villain Madame Rouge, also known as Laura de Mille (Michelle Gomez).

The series was developed by Jeremy Carver based on characters created for DC. He had the following to say:

“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. Also, what were you smoking? To our brilliant cast, indomitable crew, fearless writing staff and, most of all, to our beautiful fans: thank you all the more. You made this a once-in-a-lifetime ride.”

Titans, developed by Goldsman, Johns, and Berlanti based on the characters from DC, stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Joshua Orpin, Franka Potente, and Joseph Morgan. It was executive produced by Greg Walker.

Walker released the following statement:

“I’m immensely proud of our gifted cast, crew, and writing staff and their efforts in bringing to life all forty-nine episodes over the last five plus years. I couldn’t have asked for better partners in Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, and HBO Max, and from the beginning, Geoff Johns, and Akiva Goldsman. I’m incredibly grateful for their unyielding trust throughout this process. Lastly, I have to thank our incredible fans for their continued support, engagement, and the passionate community they’ve built around our show. We have six episodes left to unleash upon the world that we hope will give our beloved characters the creative closure we all know they deserve.”

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