The show began airing in February of 2019 and has aired for 2 seasons on DC Universe as well as HBO Max. It is now ready for a third season. Although at first, ‘Doom Patrol’ was intended to be a spinoff series for ‘Titans’, it has now been confirmed that the two shows take place in different fictional universes.
Sister to the ‘Titans’ DC series, ‘Doom Patrol‘ is centred around a group of heroes which includes Jane (Diane Guerrero), Rita Farr (April Bowlby), Vic Stone (Joivan Wade), Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser/ Riley Shanahan), Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer/ Matthew Zuk), and Chief (Timothy Dalton). Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season 3 of ‘Doom Patrol’!
‘Doom Patrol’ Season 3 promises twists and turns like never before.
- What is ‘Doom Patrol’ about?
- How did season 2 conclude?
- What can fans expect from season 3?
- Who will be cast in the third season?
What makes this DC show unique is the backstory and richness of all the main characters involved. The main guys acquired their powers through one or the other very tragic occurrences in their past life and were isolated from society due to it.
The show has enjoyed massive popularity from today’s teenagers and millennials, who can probably relate quite a bit to the shared sense of isolation and anxiety that the show’s characters bear. The show enjoys 96% approval ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
What is ‘Doom Patrol’ about?
In the show, viewers are first introduced to the lead characters. First, there’s Jane, the headstrong female lead who suffers from a psychological identity disorder; there’s Rita Farr, the other female lead who can turn her entire body into jelly (which also causes serious problems for her). The other leads are Larry Trainor, a carrier of a negative energy spirit, Cliff Steele, a human brain in a robot’s body, and lastly Vic Stone, a cyborg superhero.
In season 1 of the show, the superheroes band together to rescue and retrieve Chief who had been abducted by Mr. Nobody. It is later revealed that it was Chief himself who caused the traumatic events in their lives for them to gain superhuman abilities. In season 2, we saw the squad unite again, this time to rescue Chief’s daughter Dorothy, who is very powerful; she can bring imaginary beings to life.
How did season 2 conclude?
‘Doom Patrol’ could not have landed on a bigger cliffhanger with its season 2 finale. In fact, showrunner Jeremy Carver admitted in an interview with a major Hollywood magazine that he and the team were forced to make “a bit of a pivot” to make sure that the show gets an apt ending.
In the last season, we saw the group thoroughly defeated after trying to rescue Chief’s daughter Dorothy. With the fate of the whole world at stake, and the threat of Candlemaker still looming large, they were forced into a corner even as most characters were focusing on their personal battles rather than uniting as a single front.
What can fans expect from season 3?
With ‘Doom Patrol’ defeated, the fate of the entire world now seemingly rests on the shoulders of Dorothy and her imaginary buddies.
Reports suggest that since the show creators did not get to finish the second season up to satisfaction, the first episode of the third season might actually be the tenth episode of the second season.
The second season finale also hinted at Jane’s alter ego “Miranda” gaining more importance on the show, and possibly her merging with Mr. Nobody (the villain from season 1). The third season promises to delve deeper into the personal struggles of the heroes and close all unfinished side story arcs.
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