Right off the top, here’s what we do know: There is a season 2 of Doom Patrol and it’s available now. The bigger question is: will we get Doom Patrol season 3?
IN THE BEGINNING
Before we start worrying about Doom Patrol season 3, let’s look back at where it started. Doom Patrol premiered on the streaming service DC Universe in 2019 to massive critical acclaim. Fans who watched the show were also quite impressed with how DC has handled the Doom Patrol. The series stars Timothy Dalton as the Chief, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele, Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor, April Bowlby as Rita Farr, and Diane Guerrero as Jane with Joivan Wade coming on board as Cyborg after the first episode.
Doom Patrol tells the story of a group of unlikely superheroes, all coming together through tragic incidents. These incidents are also how they received their powers. This group, though, has been shunned by society as freaks and misfits.
The man responsible for bringing the group together is Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton). He is a scientist and medical doctor who treated this band of misfits while also giving them residence in his mansion. But little does the group know, it was the Chief who caused the tragic incidents that gave the Doom Patrol their powers in the first place. Spoilers: He did it all to protect his daughter.
MOVING TO HBO MAX
After the first season was received so well, DC Universe announced a second season. What was different about this announcement was that Doom Patrol wouldn’t be exclusive to DC Universe anymore. Doom Patrol now also airs on Warner’s new streaming service, HBO Max. Both streaming services are releasing episodes of Doom Patrol simultaneously in 2020.
Season 2 opened with the first three episodes released together, then one episode a week, streaming on both DC Universe and HBO Max. The sequel season of Doom Patrol has received just as much fanfare and critical acclaim as season 1. Now everyone wants Doom Patrol season 3, and the momentum seems to be there.
WILL WE GET DOOM PATROL SEASON 3?
Fans of the show have high hopes for Doom Patrol season 3. Right now, though, being in the middle of season 2, it’s hard to say what will happen. Critical and fan response to Doom Patrol may leave DC and HBO without a choice.
While it is not unheard of for streaming services or even the big networks to give a show an early renewal, nothing has happened yet. At the moment neither DC Universe nor HBO Max seems to be in a hurry to announce anything concerning Doom Patrol season 3.
DC, along with HBO Max, waited until the end of the first season to announce a second season was in play. So, perhaps we will know more about Doom Patrol season 3 once season 2 is in the books.
Chances are, you can count on most of the first two season stars to return Doom Patrol season 3. Of course, there could be a chance we could even see the return of the pitch-perfect Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) as Mr. Nobody. It’s anyone’s guess with this crazy show. We’ll update this space with more firm commitments from the cast as they appear.
WHEN DOOM PATROL SEASON 3 WOULD BE RELEASED
When Doom Patrol season 3 gets released depends on Doom Patrols’ greatest enemy: COVID-19. That has delayed everything in Hollywood. Of course, before we jump that hoop, the powers that be need to say “yes” to Doom Patrol season 3. IF that happens, it’ll all come down to when they feel it’s safe enough to go back in front of the cameras.
Best bet, if things play out the way fans want, look to summer of 2021 for a possible season 3 premiere.