×

‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed, Season 2 to Stream on DC Universe and HBO Max

Doom Patrol” has been renewed for a second season and will soon be available outside of DC Universe.

At San Diego Comic-Con, series executive producer Jeremy Carver and star Diane Guerrero announced not only that the show will be back for another season but also that it will be available on HBO Max, the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. Season 2 will air simultaneously on both services and Season 1 will become available on HBO Max as well once Season 2 begins airing in 2020.

Doom Patrol” has proven to be the most well-received DC Universe series to date, with Season 1 holding a 95% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

While nothing has been officially announced, running “Doom Patrol” on both DC Universe and HBO Max could serve as a bellwether for bringing other DC Universe shows into the HBO Max fold. Industry insiders have previously expressed skepticism about the future of DC Universe, saying they do not see the viability of maintaining the streamer as WarnerMedia begins to put more and more resources into HBO Max. HBO Max also has the advantage of a vast amount of library content from across the Time-Warner catalog to entice potential subscribers, like “Friends,” which is set to leave Netflix and air exclusively on HBO Max beginning in 2020.

“Doom Patrol” reimagines of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer/Matthew Zuk), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), and Crazy Jane (Guerreo). Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton) they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg (Jovian Wade). Alan Tudyk also stars as Mr. Nobody.

Jeremy Carver serves as writer and showrunner on the series. Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions executive produce. Johns is the former president and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment. Berlanti Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Popular on Variety

More TV

  • T.J. Dillashaw, right, kicks Cody Garbrandt

    Disney Plans UFC Broadcast for FX

    UFC matches will return to FX  – but not on a permanent basis. ESPN has been showing preliminary bouts to UFC pay-per-view events for the last while on ESPN and ESPN2, and then showing the main card on its ESPN+ subscription video service. In September, the early lineup will air on FX, which the UFC [...]

  • George RR Martin

    George R.R. Martin Says HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Ending Won't Influence Future Novels

    Geroge R.R. Martin is sticking to his original plan when it comes to the future of “Game of Thrones.” In an interview with The Observer, Martin claimed that HBO’s controversial ending for the series would have no affect on the endings of the last two novels. “No, it doesn’t. It doesn’t change anything at all,” [...]

  • Listen: 'Pennyworth' Producer Talks Delving into

    Listen: 'Pennyworth' Executive Producer Talks Delving into Alfred's Backstory

    Bruno Heller may have served as an executive producer on the Batman-inspired series “Gotham” for the past five years, but it’s actually real-life people (not superheroes) that intrigue the producer the most. It’s for that exact reason that Heller’s newest series finds him exploring the origin stories of Batman’s butler Alfred in the Epix drama [...]

  • "Trust Issues" - Dylan and Lizzie

    'Instinct' Canceled After Two Seasons

    CBS has canceled “Instinct” after two seasons. Series creator Michael Rauch announced the cancellation Friday on Twitter, writing, “I’m very sad to relay the news that @instinctcbs won’t be renewed for a 3rd season. We will double up this Sunday and our season/series finale will be Aug 25.” Rauch also thanked series stars Alan Cumming [...]

  • Maisel Day

    My Mostly OK Maisel Day (Column)

    When Amazon announced its first-ever Maisel Day, I was intrigued. For one day, Aug. 15, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” fans and Angelenos (fangelenos?) could hit up various restaurants, theaters and retailers throughout Los Angeles for special deals, all at 1959 prices. Among the gems: $2.50 makeovers, $0.99 pastrami sandwiches and $0.30 for a gallon of [...]

  • Nordisk Film & TV Fond Announces

    Nordisk Film & TV Fond Backs Joachim Trier, Ole Bornedal, Yellow Bird

    Nordisk Film & TV Fond has announced three features, two series and a documentary set to receive $1.4m in financing, as well as distribution, dubbing and cultural initiative support recipients. Doing so, it highlights some of the key titles moving forward in the Nordic region. Already backed by the Danish Film Institute’s largest ever grant [...]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Silicon Valley' Final

    TV News Roundup: 'Silicon Valley's' Final Season Sets October Premiere Date

    In today’s roundup, “Silicon Valley” returns to HBO on Oct. 27 and Quibi greenlights a new cooking competition show “Dismantled.” DATES The fifth season of Netflix‘s “Peaky Blinders” will premiere on the streamer Oct. 4. The newest season will continue to follow one gangster family in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK during the midst [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content