It’s over for DC Comics dramas “Titans” and “Doom Patrol.” Both shows are reportedly ending, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Both shows are ending after their respective fourth and final seasons on HBO Max.
Warner Bros. Discovery Axes ‘Titans’ And ‘Doom Patrol’
“Titans” and “Doom Patrol” both have six episodes left that have yet to air. The second halves of their respective final seasons will be released later on. The two shows, produced by Greg Berlanti, were developed initially and debuted on the short-lived streaming service, DC Universe. The service debuted in 2018, but it has since dissolved two years ago this month.
THR reports that producers on both shows saw that it was unlikely for the shows to continue, so they plotted out their respective seasons to provide proper endings for the show, so fans would not be left hanging with disappointing cliffhangers. So, at the very least, the shows will not end with the false promise or idea that the story should continue.
“Titans” streamed its first two seasons on DC Universe, and “Doom Patrol” also had its first season shown on the service. Both shows moved to HBO Max in 2020 to support the newly founded Warner Bros. streaming service. DC Universe was shut down the following year.
“Titans” starred Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, aka the vigilante Nightwing, formerly Robin, who strikes out on his own as a vigilante after splitting off from Batman/Bruce Wayne. Other cast members included Anna Diop, Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly, Ryan Potter, and Joseph Morgan. Greg Walker was the lead showrunner and executive producer for the series.
“Doom Patrol” starred Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Alan Tudyk, and Brendan Fraser. Jeremy Walker served as showrunner and executive producer for the series along with Geoff Johns, Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. The show featured Fraser in the role of Cliff Steele and also the voice of his alter-ego, Robotman.
The shows are now ending with James Gunn and Peter Safran being named as the new co-heads of DC Studios to plot the future of DC Comics properties at Warner Bros. Discovery. They are seeking to have a shared universe for DC properties across films, television, and games.
Producer Berlanti recently renewed his lucrative TV deal with Warner Bros. earlier this year. However, this sees the end of two of his shows with Warner Bros. Television. His only remaining DC shows with Warner Bros. are “The Flash,” “Superman & Lois,” and “Gotham Knights.”
“The Flash” will premiere its final season starting in February. “Gotham Knights” is scheduled to debut in March on The CW. The CW has also been reducing its original programming. “Superman & Lois” will also debut its third season in March. However, THR reports that the show is “on the bubble” for cancelation.
According to THR, Berlanti is not expected to be heavily involved with DC-themed content under his new deal with Warner Bros. However, he is currently attached to a “Green Lantern” TV project for HBO Max. It seems that with Safran and Gunn taking over the DC Universe side at Warner Bros., other various DC television shows will be coming to an end as Gunn and Safran assert their respective vision.