And while some comic book fans have reacted negatively to the sudden shift in tone when compared to something like, say, Teen Titans Go!, there’s still a palpable sense of excitement surrounding the live-action series’ debut, which happens on October 12th. So much so, in fact, that Warner Bros. Television and DC have now renewed the show for a second season, announcing the news at New York Comic Con tonight.
That’s a bold move, given that it hasn’t even premiered yet – not to mention reviews haven’t surfaced, either – but it displays confidence on their part and certainly bodes well for Titans. It also has us curious to see what the critics think once the embargo lifts tomorrow morning.
So far, it’s tough to tell how Titans will turn out. Admittedly, the costumes don’t look great, some of the dialogue is a bit cringeworthy and it seems like the CGI could use a bit more work, too. That being said, while it might not be the razzle-dazzle launch DC’s hoping for, early buzz indicates that it’s still got potential and offers enough to make it worth checking out.
For more, be sure to give the official synopsis a gander:
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.
Titans launches on the DC Universe streaming service on October 12th – which will give you just enough time to catch The Walking Dead and Doctor Who‘s respective premieres, both of which arrive on Sunday, October 7th.