DC Entertainment held numerous panels yesterday for both their DC Universe and The CW shows. Each of the panels offered some new tidbits on upcoming seasons and a few had promo reels for the new episodes to come (though most consist of previous season footage). Here’s a breakdown.
“Doom Patrol” has been renewed for a second season, with its next batch of episodes to air in 2020 simultaneously on both DC Universe and on the recently announced HBO MAX. At the same time they go online, the first season will also become available on HBO Max. Additionally the animated “Young Justice: Outsiders” has been renewed for a fourth installment which is already in production for DC Universe.
The second season will premiere September 6th and delivers new costumes for some of the heroes along with the additions of Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent/Superboy, Drew Van Acker as Aqualad, Natlie Gumede as Mercy Graves, Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne, Chella Man as Jericho Wilson, Chelsea T. Zhang as Rose Wilson, and Esai Morales as Deathstroke. Footage was shown including first looks at some of the new faces, but the clip has not been put online.
The pilot episode of the upcoming adult animated comedy series premiered at the convention, along with a new trailer which has gone online ahead of its premiere on DC Universe sometime this Fall.
Julie Gonzalo and Staz Nair have joined the cast of the new season. Gonzalo will portray Andrea Rojas aka Acrata, the heir to a Central American tech empire who makes a hostile advance into the world of media. Nair plays William Dey, a cynical reporter who looks down on Kara’s cynicism even as she has her own criminal underworld ties. “Supergirl” returns October 6th.
Sendhil Ramamurthy has joined the sixth season in the recurring role of DC Comics villain Dr. Ramsey Rosso aka Bloodwork. Here he’s a former colleague of STAR Labs’ Caitlin Snow who rekindles that friendship after an unexpected event reunites them. However, his desire to defy the laws of nature takes him down a dark path, turns him into the monstrous Bloodwork. The new season of “The Flash” kicks off October 8th.
Charlie Barnett (“Chicago Fire”) has joined the cast of the eighth and final season in the series regular role of John Diggle, Jr., a.k.a. JJ. Josh Segarra and Colin Donnell are also returning this year for the season. Leading man Stephen Amell also had some words to say during his panel: “Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever…There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.”
The Markovian War is coming for Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family in the upcoming second season. Check out the trailer for the new episodes below: