Is Doom Patrol Season 4 Part 1 all set to premiere on HBO Max this year? Continue reading to find out more.
Ever since the premiere of the third season of this beloved DC series was as special as the quote stated by Cliff, quoting “Not to say every moment is a teachable moment, but let’s pause and celebrate the fact that you didn’t murder me. Which means there’s a non-f**kwad person deep in there.” It is one of the well-known dialogues, which stole the spotlight in the last season, and has fans more invested in the series than ever as it resonates with the fanbase.
We hope you remember that the last episode ended on a massive cliffhanger, which has led to much speculation among the fans as it appears that the characters and story are upping the stakes even higher for the latest season, which will be exciting to look forward to. So, just for you, we’ve compiled all the necessary information about the upcoming season, so you can start watching it on HBO Max right away to catch up on the story in case you haven’t been able to.
Here is everything we know so far about when Doom Patrol Season 4 Part 1 will release on the streaming platform.
Doom Patrol Season 4 Part 1: When will the new season premiere?
In October 2021, the series was renewed for a fourth season, which is set to premiere Part 1 on December 8, 2022, with the new episodes expected to release on HBO Max at 12 am PST (3 a.m. EST) time slot. After that, the show will take a season break and return with the final six episodes later next year through January 5, 2023.
The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing the official release date, quoting, “Yeah, we’re majestic as f*ck! #DCDoomPatrol Season 4 Part 1 premieres December 8, only on @HBOMax.” Take a look at the official post on Twitter below:
— Doom Patrol (@DCDoomPatrol) November 22, 2022
Doom Patrol Season 4 Part 1: Plot and Official Trailer
Doom Patrol reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of superheroes: “Robotman” aka Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), “Negative Man” aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), “Elasti-Woman” aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby), “Crazy Jane” (Diane Guerrero), “Cyborg” aka Victor Stone (Joivan Wade), joined by former super-villain “Madame Rouge” aka Laura de Mille (Michelle Gomez). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
Season Four opens with the team unexpectedly traveling to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their imminent demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all which is more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world? Take a look at the official trailer of the new season which was released on November 22, 2022, with a tagline stating, “Your favorite family of oddballs is back! DC Doom Patrol Season 4 Part 1 premieres December 8, only on HBO Max.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Doom Patrol Season 4 Part 1: Who will return in the new season?
Brendan Fraser in his voice role, with Riley Shanahan, dressed as Robot-Man, April Bowlby dressed as Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer voicing Mattew Zuk dressed as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Diane Guerrero dressed as Kay Challis/Crazy Jane, and Joivan Wade dressed as Cyborg. While Timothy Dalton’s Niles Caulder may not be returning due to his death in Season 3, death has never been a problem in the Doom Patrol universe, so he could return.
Laura De Mille/Madame Rogue, played by Michelle Gomez, joins the team in Season 4 after first appearing in Season 3. She is a mysterious time-traveling meta-human with the ability to impersonate people, animals, and objects. Elijah Rashad Reed will join the Doom cast as Deric, a clever and civic-minded robotics teacher who finds himself unexpectedly drawn into Vic Stone’s very different life.
Sendhil Ramamurthy joins the cast as the villainous Mr. 104, who is described as a charming and intriguing man who can transform into any element he desires, making him a threat to any foe he encounters. Madeline Zima will also be a recurring cast member, playing Casey Brinke/Space Case, an everyday EMT who gets sucked into the Patrol’s escapades and learns about her own peculiar origin story.
Doom Patrol is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with showrunner Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Chris Dingess, and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson serving as executive producers. The series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani.
Doom Patrol Season 4 Part 1: Episodes and Streaming Options
The forthcoming season is expected to have the same number of 12 episodes with a runtime of 44 to 58 minutes which are expected to be released on a weekly basis. We speculate that it is intended to follow the same framework as the prior seasons to be consistent. The names of the episodes of the first part have been revealed which are as follows:
- Episode 1: Hope Patrol – December 8, 2022
- Episode 2: Nostalgia Patrol – December 8, 2022
- Episode 3: Fame Patrol – December 15, 2022
- Episode 4: Youth Patrol – December 22, 2022
- Episode 5: Casey Patrol – December 29, 2022
- Episode 6: Butt Patrol – January 5, 2023
- Episode 7: Portal Patrol – TBA
- Episode 8: Orqwith Patrol – TBA
- Episode 9: Tomb Patrol – TBA
- Episode 10: Immortimas Patrol – TBA
- Episode 11: Done Patrol – TBA
- Episode 12: Doom Patrol – TBA
When available to stream, Doom Patrol Season 4, with the prior seasons, will only be accessible on HBO Max and DC Universe as it is developed for these digital streaming platforms. Moreover, the membership of HBO Max costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog it has to offer its users with TV series and movies ranging across different genres.
Doom Patrol Season 3: A Quick Recap
The third season has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 reviews with an average rating of 7.9/10. Its critic’s consensus states, “By adding strange new spices and a heaping tablespoon of unconventional plotting, Doom Patrol remains an endearing bazaar of absurd delights.” Season three opens on the culmination of Dorothy’s (Abi Monterey) confrontation with the Candlemaker which leads to a devastating loss.
The Doom Patrol is at a difficult crossroads and each member struggles to face who they are and who they want to be. And things get a whole lot more complicated when Madame Rouge (Michelle Gomez) arrives in a time machine with a very specific mission if only she could remember it. Take a look at the official episode guide below:
Episode 1: Possibilities Patrol: After Dorothy and the Candlemaker’s ultimate showdown, the Doom Patrol confront various troubling complications from being freed of their wax encasings; Niles is pursued by a mysterious woman from his past.
Episode 2: Vacay Patrol: As the Doom Patrol struggles to process a devastating loss, Rita rallies the group for a much-needed vacation; Clara tries to convince Cliff to get checked out; a dangerous player suddenly finds himself closer than ever to his longtime target.
Episode 3: Dead Patrol: Jane, Cliff, Rita, and Vic are thrust into their own personal purgatories, where they encounter foundational people from their pasts; Dorothy and Larry consult a highly specialized detective agency to bring back their friends.
Episode 4: Undead Patrol: Rattled by the unexpected complications of being undead, the Doom Patrol are inspired to better themselves; their efforts are soon disrupted by the return of a former adversary and the sudden appearance of a mysterious woman.
Episode 5: Dada Patrol: Madame Rouge enlists the Doom Patrol’s help after learning about her unsettling past; while the rest of the team works to infiltrate the target, Rita stays behind and makes a surprising connection with their mysterious friend.
Episode 6: 1917 Patrol: Plunged back in time, Rita attempts to navigate the Bureau of Normalcy with help from an oddly familiar group; Jane gives Kay her first taste of freedom; Larry finds closure with his son.
Episode 7: Bird Patrol: Vic consults an old friend for help with a major life change; Cliff takes his online habits too far; sensing imminent danger, Madame Rouge attempts to rally the highly distracted group.
Episode 8: Subconscious Patrol: While the fog obscures more than just the air, Vic, Cliff, Jane, and Larry are forced to relive their most shameful moments until a breakthrough is reached, and Rita begins to piece together Madame Rouge’s complex history.
Episode 9: Evil Patrol: With Madame Rouge vying for her old spot in the Brotherhood of Evil, the Doom Patrol brace themselves for their impending visit.
Episode 10: Amends Patrol: With the Brotherhood of Evil closing in, the Doom Patrol must set aside past burdens to become the superhero team they truly are.
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming Doom Patrol Season 4 Part 1 on HBO Max or not.