HBO Max Pulls Plug on Titans and Doom Patrol, Current Season 4 Will Be Their Last

HBO Max Pulls Plug on Titans and Doom Patrol, Current Season 4 Will Be Their Last
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Well DC fans, it's official: Titans and Doom Patrol are coming to an end.

According to The Hollywood Reporter sources, the current fourth seasons of both of the Greg Berlanti-produced HBO Max dramas will be their last. But before you start crying into your Justice League hoodies, it seems that the producers of both shows saw the writing on the wall amid all the changes with DC Entertainment and plotted their current seasons accordingly – so we'll at least get some proper endings with all the storylines wrapped up.

"While these will be the final seasons of Titans and Doom Patrol, we are very proud of these series and excited for fans to see their climactic endings," an HBO Max spokesperson said in a statement.

Now, you might be wondering why these shows are coming to an end. Both Doom Patrol and Titans originated on niche streamer DC Universe, and with the arrival of HBO Max, scripted originals were moved from DC Universe to the upstart streamer in 2020 as the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed platform bulked up originals in a bid to draw subscribers when DCU was shuttered. But it seems that the decision to wrap up Titans and Doom Patrol comes amid changes at both HBO Max under Warner Bros. Discovery and at DC Entertainment.

With James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over DC, the duo is plotting a new, more integrated roster of films and TV series. They are not responsible for the fate of HBO Max shows, mind you: the decision to end both shows was made before their arrival. As for HBO Max, which will soon be integrated with Discovery+, the platform has been dumping content as it looks to better define its brand and find more than $3 billion in cost savings.

With The CW set to considerably reduce its volume of originals, its DC roster now includes only the final season of The Flash, bubble drama Superman & Lois and Gotham Knights ( due in March).

Of course, as news of the end of Titans and Doom Patrol broke, fans took to social media to express their disappointment and sadness.

"I can't believe this is it, Titans and Doom Patrol were my favorite shows!" cried out one fan. Another fan stated, "I'm so sad, I was looking forward to more seasons. I hope they will end with a bang."