matt bomer, brendan fraser, Diane guerrero, april bowlby and joivan wade in doom patrol

Things We Saw Today: Doom Patrol Gets a Season 2 on DC Universe

Plus cosplaying service dogs, Supernatural, and more!
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Rejoice! DC Universe’s dysfunctional family superhero series Doom Patrol has been renewed for a second season. The announcement was made at San Diego Comic Con by executive producer Jeremy Carver and star Diane Guerrero (Crazy Jane). Doom Patrol will not only return for season two, but it will also be available on WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, the confusingly titled HBO Max.

It’s confusing because HBO GO and HBO NOW are still going to be their own thing, while HBO Max will feature “10,000 hours of premium content from HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more.”

HBO Max will also feature exclusive content, like the recently announced Gossip Girl reboot. Guys, I don’t want to tell you how to do your jobs, but why not just call it WarnerMedia? It’s also appearing likely that niche streaming services like DC Universe may be folded into HBO Max.

ANYWAY, the main point is that we’ll be getting another delightful season of the trippiest, most original superhero series ever to grace our TVs/laptops. Doom Patrol is a wild ride, with nazi puppet shows, sentient streets, an all-knowing talking cockroach, and an interdimensional portal located in the mouth of a donkey.

Yet aside from all the psychedelic shenanigans, the series manages to be an emotional portrait of a group of outsiders who must overcome their trauma to become a team. The series is grounded in strong performances and a terrific cast chemistry, and we’re excited to see what the second season has in store.

Doom Patrol is set to premiere sometime in 2020.

(via Collider, image: DC Universe)

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  • Let’s celebrate the unsung heroes of SDCC: these service animals rocking some cool cosplay. (via OC Register)

And that’s a wrap for SDCC 2019! How was your geekend, Mary Suevians?

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.