Through the scientific breakthrough of reverse evolution, Ryan Potter will be shapeshifting into Beast Boy.
The newest squad member of the live-action Teen Titans TV series, which will leap onto DC’s digital streaming service next year, is Big Hero 6 alum Ryan Potter, who you might know as the precocious Hiro Hamada. Now he’s morphing from a child prodigy into the son of two brainiacs whose experimental serum (used in a last-ditch attempt to save him from a lethal illness) mutates his DNA into that of something half human, half West African green monkey. It also has the side effect of turning him into a changeling.
Beast Boy, aka Garfield “Gar” Logan, is a smart-mouthed mutant whose green skin lands him a role as an alien on a sci-fi TV show until legal issues get it cancelled. Joining the Titans does wonders for his inferiority complex, even though he does temporarily leave to pursue an acting career that ends up not being as thrilling as saving the planet. The terrestrial metamorph can literally change into anything, and that can mean extinct animals, mythical creatures, alien species or even a hybrid that merges multiple powers but is also uncontrollable. He’s gone so far as to become everything from a cluster of barnacles to a monster tarantula.
Teen Titans will also feature Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Teagan Croft (Australia’s Home and Away) as Raven, Anna Diop (The Messengers) as Starfire, Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive) as Hawk, and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Dove. The series will follow these atypical teens as they're recruited by Robin in a few before-they-were-superheroes adventures. Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Diaries) will be going undercover as detective Amy Rohrbach. Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will executive-produce.
Meanwhile, at least in terms of who will appear on the show, Beast Boy’s best friend Cyborg is still MIA.