Netflix has axed the popular show Titans after four seasons. The show, which airs on HBO Max in the US and on Netflix internationally, is based on the DC Comics superheroes Teen Titans and began airing in 2018.
Furthermore, HBO Max’s other DC Comics superhero show Doom Patrol has been cancelled after four seasons.
HBO Max shared a statement on both show’s cancellations: “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. We are grateful to Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television for making such thrilling, action-packed, heartfelt series.”
“We thank Titans showrunner Greg Walker, executive producers Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Richard Hatem, and the team at Weed Road Pictures.” Walker shared his thoughts on the show’s end, writing, “I’m immensely proud of our gifted cast, crew, and writing staff and their efforts in bringing to life all forty nine episodes over the last five plus years.”
“I couldn’t have asked for better partners in Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, and HBO Max, and from the beginning, Geoff Johns and Akiva Goldsman. I’m incredibly grateful for their unyielding trust throughout this process. Lastly, I have to thank our incredible fans for their continued support, engagement, and the passionate community they’ve built around our show. We have six episodes left to unleash upon the world that we hope will give our beloved characters the creative closure we all know they deserve.”
The cancellation of yet another show sadly does not come as a surprise. Netflix’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos has told Bloomberg: “We have never cancelled a successful show. A lot of these shows were well-intended but talk to a very small audience on a very big budget. The key to it is you have to be able to talk to a small audience on a small budget and a large audience at a large budget. If you do that well, you can do that forever.”