How Many Episodes Is ‘Titans’ Season 3?

Titans season 3 premiered on HBO Max in mid-August. And within its first five episodes, the DC Comics series killed a major character, introduced compelling new heroes and villains, and took the superhero team through some pretty sticky situations. 

It’s been one of the most exciting seasons yet. And as the story intensifies, fans can’t help but wonder how many more episodes of the series they can expect this season.

So how many episodes is ‘Titans’ season 3?

Ryan Potter, Joshua Orpin, Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop in 'Titans'
Ryan Potter, Joshua Orpin, Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop | Ben Mark Holzberg/HBO Max

Titans — which comes from creators Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Akiva Goldsman — premiered on DC Universe in October 2018 with an 11-episode first season. Season 2 hit the DC streaming platform in September 2019, but was two episodes longer than the first. 

The series now has a new home on HBO Max. And similar to the previous season, Titans Season 3 will air with a total of 13 episodes. 

When will the ‘Titans’ Season 3 finale air on HBO Max?

Titans Season 3 premiered on HBO Max with its first three episodes on Aug. 12. New installments continue to drop weekly on Thursday nights. 

If the series sticks to its current schedule, fans can expect to see a conclusion just before Halloween.  The Season 3 finale of Titans should hit HBO Max on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. 

Showrunner Greg Walker reveals how delays and real-life events impacted Season 3

If it weren’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, Titans Season 3 would have premiered in 2020. But due to the shutdown and logistical issues, the season took nearly two years to complete. And in an August 2021 interview, series showrunner Greg Walker revealed that some of Season 3 is still in post-production.

“Well, we’re on month 21 right now, in this season, in terms of still working on post-production,” he told Collider. “So a long two years to do. We joke around and say, ‘22 months to do 13 episodes, and they said it couldn’t be done.’ And here we are, still plugging away.”

The world saw major cultural shifts while Titans was on hiatus. And Walker noted that the time away allowed writers to rethink some of the show’s tones. 

“[The pause] allowed us to reflect on things that are thematic issues,” he revealed. “Because we had the pandemic, and then there was the George Floyd murder.” 

“So there was a lot of thought about how we look at policing in the show,” Walker continued. “How we look at institutions that are under scrutiny, increased scrutiny, and ways that we can look at the Titans as being kind of forces of change in that world.”

Walker also suggested that the series’ move to HBO Max was “seamless.” And he appreciates the network letting Titans stay true to its vision. 

“[HBO Max] rolled with us because they like what the show is and they’ve supported us,” the showrunner said. “I think the biggest difference is how you really feel the weight of a big network’s publicity and promotion, and the support of that with a real kind of enthusiasm to really launch the show, and really be behind it —  and we feel the support.”

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