Superhero movies and shows are enjoying a golden era, and Doom Patrol is one of the most popular and unusual shows. Most of the characters were not familiar to many when the show debuted in 2019. But the weird comedy about a found family of misfits was immediately successful and got a 96 on Rotten Tomatoes.

The majority of the show’s inspiration is drawn from Grant Morrison‘s run on the series at DC comics, bringing a strange, surreal ouch and blending classic and new characters.

The official synopsis:

“In the upcoming fourth season, the team unexpectedly travels 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?”


Season 4 is scheduled to contain 12 episodes, with each episode running between 44 and 58 minutes. This is more than the previous seasons, and suggests, along with the trailer, that there will be time to give each character a resolution. The full cast from all seasons is confirmed to be in season four. This includes characters played by Alan Tudyk, Brenden Fraser, Timothy Dalton, and Ethan McDowell.

The final season is released in 2 parts, a common format nowadays. Doom Patrol was renewed for Season 4 in October 2021. Season 4 Part 1 debuted on December 8, 2022. New episodes were then released every week until January 5, 2023. Next, the show took a 9 month break and now returns with two new episodes on October 12, followed by an episode a week until November 9.

You can stream the new episodes of Doom Patrol beginning on October 12, on Max.


David Raiklen
David Raiklen

David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.