HBO Max has cancelled its popular LGBTQ+ inclusive DC series’ Doom Patrol and Titans. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the shows – which Riverdale’s Greg Berlanti produced – will end after their current fourth seasons.
While the cancellation may be a surprise for longtime fans, a source revealed to the publication that the producers for both series anticipated the move due to DC entertainment’s ongoing changes.
Because of this, the Doom Patrol and Titans creatives made sure to “plot” their upcoming finales to have “proper endings.” In a statement to the aforementioned publication, an HBO Max spokesperson praised the two series for their “thrilling and action-packed” run. “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 climatic endings,” they said. “We are grateful to Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros.
Television for making such thrilling, action-packed, heartfelt series… 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 executive producer Greg Walker and Doom Patrol showrunner Jeremy Carver echoed similar sentiments in their own statements. “I’m immensely proud of our gifted cast, crew and writing staff and their efforts in bringing to life all 49 episodes over the last five-plus years,” Walker said.