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Doom Patrol Season 3 release date, trailer, plot, cast of HBO Max show

The Doom Patrol returned for a third season of misadventures. Here’s everything to know.

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This article about Season 3 of the superhero drama Doom Patrol was originally published on August 10, 2020 and updated on November 26, 2021 following the release of the season on HBO Max. Read on for the original article, with some new changes to reflect the latest updates on this topic.

Doom Patrol is the most unique DC Comics show. Blending superhero adventures with deep character dives, Doom Patrol premiered on DC Universe in 2019. 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 2020.

Here’s everything to know about Season 3 of Doom Patrol, including its release date, cast, plot, and where it aired.

Dorothy grew up a lot in the Season 2 finale.

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Did Doom Patrol air on both DC Universe and HBO Max again?

No, Doom Patrol Season 3 aired exclusively on HBO Max. With Doom Patrol and the animated Harley Quinn moving from the DC streaming service to HBO Max in 2020, 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 was the release date of Doom Patrol Season 3?

Doom Patrol premiered on September 23, 2021, dropping its first three episodes at the same time.

Who is in the cast of Doom Patrol Season 3?

The entire Doom Patrol main cast returned for Season 3, including

  • 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

Additionally, Michelle Gomez joined the main cast for Season 3. She played Madame Rouge, a shapeshifter with ties to Niles. Skye Roberts, who plays Kay Challis, the original young girl who created Jane and other identities from her trauma, got promoted to the main cast as well.

Jane's been thrown into the well in the Underground with presumably no way out.

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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.

Season 3 starts on a down note, as Caulder officially dies and the team deals with the loss of the Chief. A mysterious, time-traveling shapeshifter named Laura De Mille arrives with a nefarious purpose for traveling to 2021. The group’s misadventures for the season include dealing with getting zombified, switching places with their subconscious selves, Rita traveling back to 1917, and Larry’s tumor beginning to grow and even gain sentience.

Is there a trailer for Doom Patrol Season 3?

Yes! The official trailer for Doom Patrol Season 3 dropped on September 1, 2021.

Was Doom Patrol renewed for Season 4?

Yes! At the 2021 DC FanDome event, Doom Patrol was officially renewed for Season 4. A release date is yet to be announced, though it will likely air in late 2022 at the earliest.

Doom Patrol Season 3 is streaming on HBO Max and DC Universe.

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