For the past few years, there have been aggressive moves to bring the characters of DC Comics to both the big and small screen in dramatic new ways. Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman have paved the way for the Justice League, while Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, have opened doors for Black Lightning and the upcoming hit show, Titans.
Titans is an adaptation of the long-running DC Comic, Teen Titans, in which junior members of the DC universe band together to fight crime. The super team was led by Robin, Batman’s protege who would grow into a new identity as Nightwing. Cyborg, who has gotten a promotion to the Justice League in the live-action realm, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and other rotating members such as Kid Flash.
That Hashtag Show has their finger on the pulse of the industry once again and have gotten their hands on a preview of the upcoming project. Unlike the other CW/DC shows, Titans isn’t coming to proper network television. It will air on DC’s new streaming service that’s still yet to make an official debut. However, we have an early look at the upcoming show with the casting break down of the series regulars:
John Crossland (aka Nightwing) Male, late 20s-early 30s, Caucasian. Equal parts charm and impenetrability, John is a cop. He has a nice smile, tired eyes and a cool, distant manner. However, when provoked, his eyes are so lethal “they drain a man of every last bit of spleen.” John is haunted by the murder of his family. Unbeknownst to those around him, he is also a vigilante. In the shadows, he fights with the commitment and conviction of an artist, the brutal grace of a dancer. Mentally and physically, he is covered in a map of scars. And though he fights to escape his past, it is often a losing battle…SERIES LEAD
SARAH (aka Raven) Female, Mid teens, Open Ethnicity. Troubled, bullied, often scared but unwilling to show it, Sarah is a loner more comfortable hiding in her hoodie than making friends. Haunted by a dark force inside her, Sarah experiences violent episodes that she cannot understand or control. She is also plagued by recurring nightmares that lead her across the country in search of help…SERIES REGULAR
Casey (aka Starfire) Female, 20s, Open ethnicity. Casey is a tall, stunning woman, her beauty so magnificent it’s almost inhuman. Elegant, refined and mysterious, she is on the hunt to discover who is trying to kill her and why. And those after her are in for a surprise because she’s more deadly than anyone they’ve ever encountered…SERIES REGULAR
JAX (aka Beast Boy) Male, Mid-late teens, Open Ethnicity, Asian preferred. Funny and charming, this amateur thief’s humor hides his insecurities and past pain. Not the toughest kid on the streets, he’s learned to survive in the world with his wit and quick-thinking…SERIES REGULAR
As always, the roles have been altered to throw off less discerning scoopers. The core members of the show will please long-time fans of the team. Nightwing has been glaringly absent from the live-action landscape, particularly since Dick Grayson is one of the most well-known characters in all of comics. The inclusion of Beast Boy is perhaps the most surprising inclusion, due to his ability to transform into any animal, which will be a costly visual effect.
It seems that the show has an ambitious scope, so the decision to air on a new streaming service is even more curious. However, it seems that the show will be hard pressed to fail with a lineup like the one THS uncovered and their should be more in the near future.
Titans is coming to DC’s streaming service later in 2017.
Source: That Hashtag Show