Season 2 of Doom Patrol is no exception since all good things must come to an end. The season concluded on the mother of all cliffhangers, with Niles Caulder’s (Timothy Dalton) daughter Dorothy (Abigail Shapiro) preparing to fight the Candlemaker (voiced by Lex Lang), who had locked the rest of the crew in wax. Jane (Diane Guerrero) had her own issues, as her current major personality Miranda (Samantha Ware) was revealed to be the predatory personality of Daddy (David MacDonald).
That was not the way the season was meant to end. The coronavirus epidemic had an impact on the plot, according to executive producer Jeremy Carver, because everyone was rushing to finish the show as soon as possible. Even so, that would suffice. “[While working on episode 9], we knew we were facing a probable shutdown,” he told TV Line.
“As a result, we were able to pivot and ensure that episode 9 would be just as rewarding as episode 10 as a season finale. There were maybe a few more loose ends than if we’d gone all the way to the end of Episode 10, but we were pleased with how we were able to frame it to provide a satisfactory conclusion to the season.”
Doom Patrol Season 3 | Official Trailer
The one-episode-long season is great, leaving us wondering what will happen to Cliff (Brendan Fraser and Riley Shanahan), Rita (April Bowlby), Larry (Matt Bomer and Matthew Zuk), Cyborg (Joivan Wade), and the rest of the crew in the future. As of this writing (August 11, 2020), neither DC Universe nor HBO Max has confirmed a third season of Doom Patrol, but there are some hints as to what a new set of episodes might look like.
Here’s all we know about season 3 of Doom Patrol so far.
When will Doom Patrol season 3 be available?
We were hoping for some positive news at DC FanDome, and while the first weekend of the virtual convention produced no tangible advances on the renewal front, the second weekend, which took place on September 12, delivered the best possible news: Doom Patrol has been renewed for season 3.
The third installment of this offbeat excursion through DC’s B-sides will premiere exclusively on WarnerMedia’s new streaming platform, HBO Max, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Season 1 of Doom Patrol premiered on February 15, 2019, and season 2 premiered on June 25, 2020. This allows us to forecast that a fresh season will take around a year and a half to produce. Doom Patrol season 3 might premiere in the fall of 2021 or the spring of 2022, providing the show can get into production in a timely manner. It’ll be worth the wait, we promise.
Who will appear in season 3 of Doom Patrol?
Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Matt Bomer, Joivan Wade, and Timothy Dalton will almost certainly reprise their roles as Cliff, Jane, Rita, Larry, Cyborg, and Niles Caulder if Doom Patrol receives a well-deserved third season renewal. Because the second season ended on a cliffhanger, Abigail Shapiro as Dorothy and Lex Lang as the monster Candlemaker’s voice is likely to return.
Samantha Ware will very certainly return as the Miranda personality because the storyline inside Jane’s head is still unfinished. Given that Miranda is a ruse for the scary, destructive Daddy, there’s a potential that David MacDonald (who also happens to be Jane’s biological father) will appear.
Many of the characters from Doom Patrol’s large supporting cast are likely to return in Season 3. Danny the Street/Brick/Tire and his ilk are still around, and some of the most well-known “Dannyzens,” such as Devan Chandler Long’s Flex Mentallo, could pop up at any time. Mark Sheppard’s scruffy chaos magician Willoughby Kipling is almost certain to show up, given that he revealed throughout season 2 that there is a dangerous, cataclysmic event on the horizon.
There’s also one intriguing Doom Patrol figure who is still alive but spent the entire second season confined in a painting. Of course, we’re talking about Alan Tudyk’s Mr. Nobody, the fourth-wall-breaking, reality-bending supervillain with narrating abilities. If the writers (and Tudyk) choose to return to the multi-faceted Nobody in a potential third season, the source material offers plenty of options. And who knows, maybe he’ll bring along Tommy Snider’s Beard Hunter.