The Doom Patrol will be back for more next month, this time on HBO Max. Season 2 of the DC Comics series is set to debut on June 25. When the show was renewed, it was revealed that new episodes would be coming to HBO Max, the new marquee streaming service from WarnerMedia that launches later this month. But the episodes will also be streaming simultaneously on the DC Universe streaming service, for now at least.
Across social media, the Doom Patrol season 2 release date was confirmed with a new image of the team. The show was renewed in July of last year, following the debut of season 1 in February. The series was met with widespread critical acclaim, which paved the way for a swift renewal. The new image sees Robotman, Elasti-Woman, Negative Man, Crazy Jane, Cyborg and The Chief. The picture was shared with the following caption, highlighting the HBO Max release, while completely overlooking DC Universe.
Doom Patrol was one of the first original shows created for DC Universe, alongside Titans. However, WarnerMedia has been pouring much of its focus into HBO Max, which is meant to compete more directly with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Disney+. While it has been confirmed that episodes will still air on DC Universe as well, this could be viewed as a hint that the fate of the streaming service is on uncertain ground. Plus, the service's other shows, such as Stargirl, Harley Quinn and, more recently, the canceled Swamp Thing series, have been finding other homes.
Season 2 of the series picks up in the aftermath of the defeat of Mr. Nobody. The members of the Doom Patrol find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff's toy race car track. In this bizarre situation, they must deal with the betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton), while also coming to terms with their own personal baggage. Each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their traumatic past, but they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family, Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro). Dorothy is the daughter of Niles, and her powers remain mysterious, but they pose a major threat to the world.
The cast includes Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as The Chief. Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Chris Dingess serve as executive producers. With the streaming date creeping up, we should be seeing a Doom Patrol season 2 trailer sooner rather than later. We'll be sure to keep you posted on that front. In the meantime, be sure to check out the announcement from the official Doom Patrol Twitter account.