Titans (2018 TV series)

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Based on Characters from DC Comics
Developed by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Akiva Goldsman
  • Geoff Johns
  • Greg Berlanti
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario
Camera setup Single-camera
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network Unnamed DC Comics digital service
External links

Titans is an upcoming American web television series that will air on an unnamed DC Comics digital service, based on the DC Comics team of the same name. Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti created the series, which sees Brenton Thwaites star as Dick Grayson / Robin, the leader of the Titans, alongside Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, and Ryan Potter as Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy, respectively. Titans is scheduled to debut in 2018.

A live-action series based on the Teen Titans entered development in September 2014 for the cable channel TNT, with Goldsman and Marc Haimes writing the pilot. The pilot had been ordered by December 2014, but never came to fruition, with TNT announcing in January 2016 it would no longer be moving forward with the project. In April 2017, it was announced that the series was being redeveloped for DC Comics' new direct-to-consumer digital service, with Goldsman, Johns, and Berlanti attached. Brenton Thwaites was cast as Dick Grayson in September 2017.


Titans is centered on a group of young superheroes known as the Titans, led by Dick Grayson, the former protege of Batman.[1]

Cast and characters





No. Title Directed by Written by Original release date Prod.
1 "Pilot"[1] Brad Anderson[15] Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti 2018 (2018) TBA

The fifth episode will be titled "The Doom Patrol" written by Johns and directed by John Fawcett.[16]



A potential live-action Titans project for cable channel TNT was announced in September 2014.[17] By December 2014, a pilot written by Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes had been ordered that would feature Dick Grayson emerging from Batman's shadow to become Nightwing, the leader of a band of heroes including Starfire, Raven, Oracle, and Hawk and Dove. The pilot was set with filming to occur in Toronto in the mid-2015.[18][19] In May 2015, TNT president Kevin Reilly said that they hoped to have the casting locked down by the start of filming and that the show would be "very true" to the comics and "groundbreaking".[20] The series, called Titans and then Blackbirds, was first set to begin shooting in Toronto in mid-2015.[21] Production was then postponed to October.[22] In January 2016, it was announced that TNT would no longer be moving forward with the project.[23][24] In February 2016, Geoff Johns stated "We [at DC] have known about [TNT nixing Titans] for months and months and months. That's not new news to us. We have plans for Titans. It's a huge piece of DC and we have plans."[25]

In April 2017, Warner Bros. announced that Titans would debut in 2018 on DC Comics' own direct-to-consumer digital service. The series is being developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, with Goldsman, Johns and Berlanti writing the pilot episode. All are also executive producers of the series for Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.[1]


In early August 2017, Teagan Croft was cast as Raven,[5] followed at the end of the month with the casting of Anna Diop as Starfire,[4] and Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson / Robin.[2][3] In October 2017, Ryan Potter was cast as Beast Boy.[6]

In early September 2017, Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly were cast in the recurring roles of Hank Hall / Hawk and Dawn Granger / Dove, respectively.[7][8] By the end of the month, Lindsey Gort had been cast as Amy Rohrbach.[9] In January 2018, Seamus Dever was cast in an undisclosed role,[10] and a month later, members of the Doom Patrol were announced with Bruno Bichir as Niles Caulder / Chief,[11] April Bowlby as Rita Farr / Elasti-Girl,[12] Jake Michaels as Clifford Steele / Robotman,[13] and Dwain Murphy as Larry Trainor / Negative Man.[14]


Filming for the first season began on November 15, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, and is set to conclude on May 11, 2018.[15][26]


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  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 31, 2017). "'Titans': Brenton Thwaites To Play Lead Dick Grayson In DC Live-Action Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Petski, Denise (December 1, 2017). "'Titans': Brenton Thwaites As Robin In DC Superhero Series – First-Look Photo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 23, 2017). "'Titans': Anna Diop Cast As Starfire In Live-Action Series For DC Digital Service". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 3, 2017). "Titans: Teagan Croft Cast As Raven In Live-Action Series For DC Digital Service". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (October 18, 2017). "'Titans': Ryan Potter Cast As Beast Boy In Live-Action Series For DC Digital Service". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (September 7, 2017). "Titans: Alan Ritchson Cast As Hawk In DC Live-Action Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (September 7, 2017). "Titans: Minka Kelly Cast As Dove In DC Live-Action Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Ausiello, Michael (September 29, 2017). "Lindsey Gort Joins DC's Titans as Robin's New [Spoiler]". TVLine. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 17, 2018). "Quantico Casts Vandit Bhatt; Seamus Dever Joins Titans; Jimmie Saito In Sweetbitter". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 17, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b Petski, Denise (February 15, 2018). "Titans: Bruno Bichir Cast As The Chief In DC Live-Action Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 15, 2018. 
  12. ^ a b Abrams, Natalie (February 20, 2018). "Titans casts Drop Dead Diva star as Elasti-Girl". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  13. ^ a b Burlingame, Russ (February 22, 2018). "Titans Casts the Doom Patrol's Robotman". Comicbook.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018. 
  14. ^ a b Cecchini, Mike (February 28, 2018). "Titans TV Series Doom Patrol Adds Negative Man (Exclusive)". Den of Geek. Retrieved February 28, 2018. 
  15. ^ a b "Current Productions & News". City of Toronto. Archived from the original on March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  16. ^ Ridgely, Charlie (February 9, 2018). "Doom Patrol Confirmed for 'Titans' TV Series". Comicbook.com. Retrieved February 10, 2018. 
  17. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (September 11, 2014). "TNT Eyes Titans Superhero Series". Variety. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  18. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (December 8, 2014). "Syfy, David Goyer Developing Superman Origin Story Krypton". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on December 23, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  19. ^ Diaz, Eric (February 2, 2015). "Exclusive: Which DC Characters Will Be On TNT's The Titans". Nerdist. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. 
  20. ^ Lealos, Shawn S. (May 13, 2015). "Teen Titans TV Show Promises to Remain True to Comics". Renegade Cinema. Archived from the original on May 19, 2015. 
  21. ^ Lulla (June 26, 2015). "Titans TNT Pilot DC Comics now entitled Blackbirds". Season Zero. Archived from the original on September 22, 2015. 
  22. ^ Luclla (June 26, 2015). "Blackbirds (Titans) TNT pilot from DC Comics postponed…". Season Zero. Archived from the original on March 13, 2015. 
  23. ^ White, Brett (January 7, 2016). "DC's Live-Action Titans Series Not Moving Forward at TNT". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 5, 2016. TNT president Kevin Reilly revealed that production on the long in-development drama series based on DC's Teen Titans property has been stopped. 
  24. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (January 7, 2016). "TNT Not Moving Forward with DC Comics Drama Titans". Variety. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  25. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (February 2, 2016). "Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Flash, Lucifer, Suits, 24, Titans, HTGAWM, Castle, NCIS: LA and More". TV Line. Archived from the original on June 26, 2016. 
  26. ^ Vlessing, Etan (December 12, 2017). "Pinewood Toronto to Double Production Space as Hollywood Takes City to Full Capacity". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 

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