Doom Patrol is the most unique DC Comics show. Blending superhero adventures with deep character dives, Doom Patrol premiered on DC Universe last year. The show flew under the radar until HBO Max picked up the series for Season 2 and aired the episodes concurrently with DC Universe in June.
Doom Patrol had one more episode of Season 2 to film before production shut down in March. Luckily, we'll get to learn what happens next because the series was renewed for Season 3. Here’s everything we know about Season 3 of Doom Patrol, including its release date, cast, plot and where it will air.
Spoilers ahead for Doom Patrol Season 2.
Will Doom Patrol air on both DC Universe and HBO Max again?
No, Doom Patrol Season 3 will air exclusively on HBO Max. With Doom Patrol and the animated Harley Quinn moving from the DC streaming service to HBO Max this year (and more DC Universe originals headed there soon), the news comes as no surprise.
In a press release, here's what Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. had to say:
"Doom Patrol came to HBO Max with an already deep and passionate fan base and has risen to the top as one of the most watched Max Originals on the platform. The series sits well in our portfolio and we are glad to greenlight a third season to continue this distinctive style of storytelling that resonates so well with critics and fans alike.”
When is the release date of Doom Patrol Season 3?
Season 3 doesn’t yet have a release date, but it's possible that it will premiere at some point in 2021. Stay tuned.
Who is in the cast of Season 3?
While all of the characters’ fates are up in the air, it’s unlikely that they’ll be stuck in their wax cocoons for long. With that in mind, expect the entire main cast to return in Season 3.
- Diane Guerrero as Jane
- April Bowlby as Rita Farr
- Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele
- Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor
- Joivan Wade as Cyborg/Vic Stone
- Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder
Since Season 2 ended earlier than expected and Dorothy’s storyline is still up in the air, expect Abigail Shapiro to also be back for a potential Season 3, as well as Samantha Ware as Miranda. Alan Tudyk played the villain Mr. Nobody in Season 1 and was name-dropped in Season 2. Since Mr. Nobody is still alive, there’s hope that he could also return in Season 3, but we’ll have to wait and see.
What is the plot of Doom Patrol Season 3?
Doom Patrol managed to get even more interesting in Season 2, with the introduction of the Candlemaker, a dangerous wish-granting imaginary friend, the Sex Men, and a disco-loving time traveler with a clock for a head. Following up on the character developments of Season 1, the Doom Patrol attempted to overcome their inner demons while battling very real ones in Season 2.
It’s likely that Season 3 will pick up immediately where Season 2 left off, with Niles Caulder potentially dying while his daughter Dorothy taking on the Candlemaker alone to save her friends and father. With the characters being turned into wax, Jane’s fate in the Underground unclear (the reveal that Miranda is not Miranda), and a cataclysmic event on the horizon, the Season 2 finale left a lot of storylines unresolved that Season 3 could still explore.
Is there a trailer for Season 3?
No, not yet. It’s best not to expect the series to resume filming until early next year, which means a trailer is still a long way away. Watch this space.
Doom Patrol Season 2 is streaming on HBO Max and DC Universe.