In the words of Dick Grayson, "F*** Batman!" Who needs the Caped Crusader when you've got a team of capable young superheroes like Robin, Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy? Surely, they can keep the streets free of crime and battle their raging hormones at the same time.
The Teen Titans are receiving their own show, simply called Titans, on the DC Universe streaming service. To celebrate the impending premiere, Warner Bros. Television has released a flood of new images that show the main characters in action.
Developed by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Akiva Goldsman, the comic book series will be an edgy and gritty take of the team assembled by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez. While it was Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani who originally created the group in the 1960s, it was Wolfman and Pérez who revived the Titans in the '80s and created the current roster we now know and love.
Brendan Thwaites (Gods of Egypt) is Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop (Greenleaf) is Koriand'r/Starfire, Teagan Croft (Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child) is Rachel Roth/Raven, and Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6: The Series) is Garfield "Gar" Logan/Beast Boy.
Curiously, no new photos of Beast Boy were posted, but since his character undoubtedly requires a bunch of cool CGI, they didn't want to ruin the surprise. That being said, EW posted an exclusive image of all four Titans together:
Cyborg is usually part of this iteration of the team, but since he's got his own thing going in the DCEU with actor Ray Fisher, he isn't included here (though Cyborg will be in the upcoming Doom Patrol series, played by Joivan Wade).
However, the Titans will receive some help from the vigilante couple of Hawk and Dove, played by Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) and Minka Kelly (Jane the Virgin) respectively.
The first episode of Titans will hold its world premiere at New York Comic Con on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Season 1 will premiere on DC Universe Friday, Oct. 12 and consist of nine episodes, releasing a new one every Friday. The series will also serve as a jumping off point for DCU spinoff Doom Patrol.
Psych yourself up for Titans with the following media gallery of never-before-seen production images.