HBO Max officially announced that the upcoming fourth seasons of Doom Patrol and another popular series Titans would be their final seasons. Fans were quite disappointed upon learning this news and suspected James Gunn, the new co-CEO of DC Studios might have something to do with the show’s cancellation.
However, the cancellation announcement for both the shows Doom Patrol and Titan may not come as a huge shock to those who have been watching the show ever since the beginning and considering that their plotlines have felt like they’re creating some kind of pivotal finale.
But one more reason the cancellations did come as incongruous is that DC Films has been going through a change ever since Gunn and Peter Safran became the co-CEOs of the superhero franchise. However, Gunn has now responded that he and Safran were by no means involved with the move.
Why was Doom Patrol Canceled?
The exact reason is not known but it is mainly because the storyline is reaching its culmination and the fourth season is expected to wrap the story and thus end the series for good.
After news broke that Doom Patrol and Titans would come to a close with their fourth seasons, Twitter users started to blame it on Gunn and Safran for canceling yet another duo of fan favorites. But later, it was confirmed that indeed Gunn and Safran were not responsible.
“The decision to end the series precedes us. “But I certainly wish the best for the talented group of creators, actors, and the rest of the crew that produced both shows.”
The decision to end the series precedes us. But I certainly wish the best for the talented group of creators, actors, and the rest of the crew that produced both shows. https://t.co/jdqDc9TqU1
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 26, 2023
Gunn and Safran have indeed been shaking up things ever since they took over the DC Studios, and it does make a whole lot of sense that the two were not accountable for the judgments of axing Titans and Doom Patrol. The two shows culminated before Gunn and Safran were appointed as the co-CEOs, indicating the decision to cease the shows would have been taken upon by their predecessor.
Both the hit shows Titans and Doom Patrol originally made their debut on the DC Universe platform before shifting over to HBO Max after the two shows were launched in 2020, with each show a collective clever action between Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
“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,” an HBO Max agent revealed with Deadline, thanking essential contributors of each show’s creative squad. “…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.”
As of now, Titans and Doom Patrol are both gearing up to return for their finals season with each show yet to release six more episodes and has so far haven’t revealed their official premiere dates.