For fans of the DC superhero streaming service DC Universe, this summer produced quite a bit of uncertainty. The cancellation of Swamp Thing after just one episode aired was quickly followed by the news that Warner will be launching another streaming service named HBO Max. Would that mean no more DC Universe? What would happen to shows such as Titans and Doom Patrol, not to mention upcoming series like Stargirl and the animated Harley Quinn show? Thankfully, the studio quickly confirmed that HBO Max “will not change” DC Universe, and at San Diego Comic-Con in July, it was announced that Doom Patrol will get a second season.
Doom Patrol was 2019’s funniest, weirdest, and most original superhero show. The team of the series might have been introduced in an episode of Titans, but Doom Patrol is very different to the darker, more serious version from the Titans show. It’s about a superhero team, but one that resembles a dysfunctional family more than an assembly of mighty heroes–these characters are damaged outcasts who are forced to live and work together simply because no one else will have them. But while the show is frequently very funny, it has real emotional depth too, spending as much time on building the relationships between the team members as it does sending them on strange adventures.
The first season of Doom Patrol is available in its entirety on DC Universe and is set to hit HBO Max when it launches next year. So while we’re waiting for Season 2 to arrive, there are plenty of opportunities to revisit the first 15 episodes. But before you do any of that, here’s our guide to everything we know so far about Doom Patrol Season 2…