The Titans TV series’ first official image was unveiled via Warner Bros. Television after the series spent three long years in development. As expected, the image reveals one of the most eagerly awaited spoilers which happens to be the show’s star Brenton Thwaites first visual in Robin’s costume.
Thwaites is portraying the original Robin, Dick Grayson’s character in the series, but, whether it be the fashionable “R” on the chest and the staff or other things, this costume is certainly a great deal inspired by the costume of Batman’s third Robin, Tim Drake. The costume is in line with the comics and was designed by Laura Jean Shannon, whose portfolio includes Iron-Man 1 from 2008, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the soon to release Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle besides another DC Comics-based show Black Lightning.
The 28-year-old Thwaites was last seen this summer as Henry Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and he has also been a part of Gods of Egypt as well as Australian soap opera Home and Away. In this series, he is the lead actor of a cast comprising of Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy.
Titans is primarily based on the various versions of DC Comics’ popular Teen Titans teams, and it is scheduled to debut next year on the unnamed direct-to-consumer digital service by DC. Given below is the official synopsis of the series:
“Titans is an all-new live-action drama series that 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.”
The first announcement about The Titans series being in development was made back in 2014, and it was aimed to release on TNT at that time. Earlier this year, we heard about it having shifted to DC’s upcoming digital service along with Young Justice: Outsiders, which will be the third season of the popular animated series which had earlier ended in 2013. There was also an announcement in November about an animated Harley Quinn series being made for the service.
The animation veterans AkivaGoldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, are executive producers of Titans. Earlier in April, Johns, the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and the writer of an unforgettable run based on the Teen Titans comic book series had disclosed on Twitter about writing the upcoming series.