Doom Patrol has risen through the ranks to become arguably DC Comics' most acclaimed television adaptation, thrilling audiences with its bizarre characters and mind-bending storylines.


Inspired by a legendary comic book run from writer Grant Morrison, the series follows a team of strange metahumans assembled by Timothy Dalton's Chief as they take on equally odd threats to our reality.

The Flight Attendant and Doctor Who star Michelle Gomez is joining the cast of the show for its latest batch of episodes, playing time traveller Madame Rouge seeking to stop a dangerous new group called the Sisterhood of Dada.

On top of that, viewers can also expect to meet the Dead Boy Detectives in live-action for the first time ever, played by Game of Thrones alum Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant (Disney Plus' War of the Worlds).

Read on to find out more about what's in store for DC's support group turned super team, including Doom Patrol season three release date, cast, trailer and more.

Doom Patrol season 3 release date

CONFIRMED: Doom Patrol season three will land on HBO Max on 23rd September. It's unclear at this stage whether it will also arrive in the UK on the same date.

This side of the Atlantic, the series airs on StarzPlay, which can be accessed via Amazon Prime Video, the Apple TV app or the standalone website. Seasons one and two are currently available to view on StarzPlay.

Doom Patrol season 3 cast

Doom Patrol season three sees the return of the entire main cast, including April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, Matt Bomer as Negative Man and Brendan Fraser as Robotman.

Timothy Dalton, Diane Guerrero and Jovian Wade will also be reprising their roles as Niles Caulder/the Chief, Crazy Jane and Victor Stone/Cyborg respectively.

Abigail Monterey will also return as the Chief's daughter Dorothy, who disappeared alongside the Candlemaker at the end of season two, but has been spotted in the recent trailer for the third outing.

Doctor Who and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Michelle Gomez will play Madame Rouge, who arrives from the future with a mission to stop the Sisterhood of Dada.

That group is comprised of Micah Joe Parker (The Flash), Wynn Everett (Agent Carter), Miles Mussenden (Cloak & Dagger), Anita Kalathara (Trollstopia) and Gina Hiraizumi (Creepshow), but how they got in Rouge's bad books is not yet clear.

Ty Tennant (War of the Worlds) and Sebastian Croft (Game of Thrones) will star as the duo behind the Dead Boy Detective Agency, with Madalyn Horcher (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) joining as the sarcastic medium teen they hang out with.

Doom Patrol season 3 plot: What will happen?

It's likely season three will pick up right where season two left of, as pandemic-related delays meant the second series had to be cut one episode short.

We'll hopefully find out what happened to Dorothy after she went off with the Candlemaker – potentially to the past, though most likely to somewhere where he couldn't hurt her father and friends. Jane's fate was also left up in the air as she was trapped in the Underground.

We also know Niles Caulder is dying, and whether he accept this fate or continues seeking immortality will likely play a big part in season three.

With a new hero from the future (Michelle Gomez's Madam Rouge) and the Sisterhood of Dada and the Dead Boy Detective Agency confirmed, it's definitely shaping up to be an exciting – and, of course, weird – run.

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Doom Patrol season 3 trailer

HBO Max kicked off the month of September in style by releasing the full-length trailer for Doom Patrol season three, which is packed with wacky moments and also features the formal introduction of Michelle Gomez as Madame Rouge. Watch below.

Previously, the US-based streaming service had revealed a shorter teaser trailer in August, hinting at more madness to come for the unlikely superhero team. Check it out below.


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