Warner Bros. today unveiled its soon-to-be-released subscription service to the masses, confirming that the live-action Titans, one which has Brenton Thwaites (Dead Men Tell No Tales) attached to the role of Dick Grayson/Robin, has been set for a late 2018 premiere on the streaming service.
Meanwhile, the platform’s first original program is a much darker take on the classic Teen Titans franchise, as evidenced by the first-look shot of Brenton Thwaites in full costume (hint: he looks a little worse for wear). And now, we have the show’s official synopsis to pore over, which reaffirms the involvement of Starfire and the loveable Beast Boy.
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
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Beyond Titans, the DC Universe has also mapped out plans to remaster old classics like Batman: The Animated Series and the original Wonder Woman show. There’s also mention of animated DC movies, such as Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Green Lantern: First Flight, making their way onto the streaming service further down the line, so stay tuned for more.
Titans is one of six original series headed to Warner’s DC Universe, and it’ll be the first to tumble off the production line this fall.