Both Titans and Doom Patrol have been cancelled at HBO Max, with the fourth seasons of both series being their last.
The news was broken by Variety, which notes that producers on both shows knew that these seasons would be the final outings in enough time to craft fitting endings before production wrapped. Both shows’ fourth seasons run 12 episodes, split into two six-episode releases.
In a statement, an HBO Max spokesperson told Variety, “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. We are grateful to Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television for making such thrilling, action-packed, heartfelt series. We thank Titans showrunner Greg Walker, executive producers Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Richard Hatem, and the team at Weed Road Pictures. For Doom Patrol, we celebrate showrunner Jeremy Carver and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Chris Dingess and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson. 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.”
Titans showrunner Greg Walker added, “I’m immensely proud of our gifted cast, crew, and writing staff and their efforts in bringing to life all forty nine episodes over the last five plus years. I couldn’t have asked for better partners in Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, and HBO Max, and from the beginning, Geoff Johns and Akiva Goldsman. I’m incredibly grateful for their unyielding trust throughout this process. Lastly, I have to thank our incredible fans for their continued support, engagement, and the passionate community they’ve built around our show. We have six episodes left to unleash upon the world that we hope will give our beloved characters the creative closure we all know they deserve.”
Doom Patrol’s Jeremy Carver said, “To our wonderfully supportive partners at HBO Max, Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, and DC Studios, thank you for indulging us these past four seasons. Also, what were you smoking? To our brilliant cast, indomitable crew, fearless writing staff and, most of all, to our beautiful fans: thank you all the more. You made this a once-in-a-lifetime ride.”
Both series launched on the now-defunct DC Universe streaming service, before making the move to HBO Max upon the latter’s launch in May 2020.
The series cancellations follow a number of cuts at parent company Warner Bros. Discovery as the company looks to make significant savings on recent spending; one of the most high profile cuts was the cancellation of the almost-completed Batgirl movie intended for HBO Max release. It also comes ahead of the anticipated announcement of a new slate of TV and movie programming from the renamed DC Studios, which will see all stories take place as part of the same continuity.
The final six-episode capsules of both Titans and Doom Patrol will debut on HBO Max later this year.
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