This Isn’t Your Kids Teen Titans

Teen Titans All Grown Up?

If there was any doubt about the new DC Titans TV show, it was all whooshed away with the Titans trailer released during Comic-Con. This isn’t your kids Teen Titans GO! and thank goodness for that. Unlike the other DC TV shows like The Flash, Supergirl and the others, this one looks dark, gritty and it’s not pulling any punches whatsoever. It’s for Mature Audiences.

The Synopsis of Titans: (What’s the story about?)

“Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven, and many others.  Titans is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.

Titans Cast: The Heroes

Nightwing (Dick Grayson) is being played by Brenton Thwaites ( Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) As in the comics, he will be the leader of the Titans.

Starfire is  being played by Anna Diop (24:Legacy) Starfire is “an alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, Starfire has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans.”

Beast Boy is being played by Ryan Potter. Beast Boy’s first appearance in the comics was back in 1965 in Doom Patrol #99.  His backstory of how he became a animal shape shifter could be something the show delves more into.

Raven/Rachel is the youngest of the Titans. She is being played by 13 year old Teagan Croft. Raven is the daughter of a demon who is an empath. She must control her emotions before her demonic side comes out and does some damage.

Hawk and Dove have joined the Titans in this show. They aren’t just crime fighting partners. They are romantically and mystically connected as well. Alan Ritchson will play the aggressive Hawk, while the strategic and defensive Dove (Dawn “Dove” Granger) will be played by Minka Kelly.


The Villain

From what has been gathered, it won’t be a major villain from the Teen Titans comic books. According to ThatHashTagShow, it will be The Acolyte.

Casting call says this: The Acolyte – Male. African-American 40-50. Confident. The villain of our story. He is after Rachel and her powers, trying to kidnap her after he murders her mother.

He was created for the Young Justice comics and doesn’t have any supernatural powers but we will have to wait and see how the story evolves.


Where And When Can We Start Binge Watching This?

DC is starting it’s own streaming service in the Fall of 2018. Titans will air exclusively on the service.

And until then, here’s the trailer for Titans:

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