DC Universe will officially launch on September 15, offering subscribers a rich back catalog of movies and TV shows based on the various DC heroes and villains. In addition to existing material, DC Universe will launch an ambitious slate of original programming and the first one that viewers will be able to feast their eyes on is the controversial live action series ‘Titans’. Unfortunately, the show won’t be there on opening day but will arrive shortly thereafter on October 12, about a month later.
‘Titans’ Season One will consist of twelve episodes with one new episode released each week. It was previously reported that there would be thirteen episodes and that the series will be binge-able upon its release, but sadly, DC Universe is following the example of CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ and Hulu’s ‘Runaways.’ The pilot episode will be shown on the big screen at the upcoming New York Comic Con.
The show focuses on Robin, Dick Grayson, played by Brenton Thwaites as he struggles to step out of the shadow of his mentor. Perhaps the most widely publicized line of dialogue revealed at San Diego Comic-Con was Grayson snarling “F*** Batman,” in the first trailer for this series. Tomaso Sanelli portrays young Dick Grayson in flashbacks to his tragic origin. Joining him on his journey will be Beast Boy/Garfield Logan (Ryan Potter), Raven/Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft) and Starfire/Koriand’r (Anna Diop), with help from Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Dove (Minka Kelly).
With the announcement of when fans can expect ‘Titans’, came the release of four new official images featuring the show’s core cast:
‘Titans’ also features appearances by Jason Todd (Curran Walters), Donna Troy (Conor Leslie) and reportedly Superboy and Lex Luthor. The Doom Patrol will also appear in multiple episodes– reportedly nine– before spinning off into their own series in 2019.
DC Universe is available to pre-order before it launches for $74.99/year or $7.99/month.