Doom Patrol Season 4 has officially begun and put the heroes in a very different place. After time-travelling in the previous season, the heroes are now against a disastrous future, which may result in a possible line-up change.
Showrunner Jeremy Carver discussed how the current line-up might change in the future seasons after Doom Patrol Season 4. So, will fans see a different set of DC heroes?
Showrunner Teases New Set of Heroes in Future Doom Patrol Seasons
In an interview with ScreenRant, Carver revealed if the current heroes’ line-up would eventually change as the show continues.
For starters, the show’s source material, the comics, have featured various iterations of the group, and different characters have been part of the Doom Patrol.
“That very much makes sense, and I don't want to comment too much on that, but there is the Doom Patrol, and there's the Doom Patrol family,” he said. “If you're asking me personally, can I see different iterations of both? Of course, I can; in the future, yeah!”
A New Permanent Hero
Doom Patrol Season 4 introduced a new hero, Casey Brinke (Madeline Zima), a.k.a. Space Casey. Her arrival may mean she will be a new hero in the show until the current season ends.
Knowing the series is ensemble-driven, it’s normal that the line-up will change in future seasons.
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However, it remains to be seen if there will be Doom Patrol Season 5, as its home network, HBO Max, is undergoing restructuring.
But if a new season happens, it may introduce new characters that will expand the series universe.
Cliff’s Journey in Doom Patrol Season 4
Meanwhile, Carver also discussed Cliff/Robotman’s (Brendan Fraser) newfound ability to feel, though it doesn’t go the way he wants it to.
“He immediately decided that the first thing he wants to feel is his grandson, Rory. And that sort of stands in for what has been a very long arc for Cliff, which is family comes first … which Cliff hasn't always done," he explained to ComicBook.
“So, it's this sort of elusive sort of goal that he puts even more pressure upon himself because now he's got this oven mitt over his hand, which prevents him from touching anything, but this sort of elusive notion of touching his grandson, Rory, which again, comes crashing down when he finds himself touching something entirely different than he expected in a way that he never expected,” he continued. “It brings in a sharp relief, his own monstrosity. And in doing so, that weirdly pushes the goal of seeing his grandson even further away because what kind of monster deserves to see his grandson?"
What happened was a like a cascade, which wasn’t uncommon with Cliff.
“Cliff is by no means an innocent, but he is a little Job-like in the way that the personal crisis seemed to pile up on him. So yeah, that speaks a little to his path there in the first couple of episodes,” he added.
Doom Patrol Season 4 Episode 3 will drop on Thursday, December 15.
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