DC Universe has already renewed its first original drama, ‘Titans’ for a second season, before it has even premiered…well, for the most part. A screening of the pilot was held on Wednesday at New York Comic Con, but the show doesn’t premiere for everyone else until October 12. But considering that ‘Titans’ has already spawned a spin-off, ‘Doom Patrol’, it’s not surprising that DC Universe wants more. And now it seems that there is hope that the show will go on past a second season.
Executive producer Akiva Goldsman said:
“In early days we kind of grossly discussed the first three season just in very large blocks and obviously with serialized television what’s great these days is you can do set ups and pay offs at least within the season and there are also some that we hope will be able to pay off next season.”
Being offered on a direct-to-consumer streaming service allows the creators more freedom to go to places that, for instance, The CW DC shows can’t. (As in “F*** Batman.”) It also grants the creators a lot more room to tell more stories as executive producer Geoff Johns states:
“It was an opportunity do less of a conventional procedural show and more of a 12-hour movie. We could focus in more on character and push the envelope, in terms of content.”
‘Titans’ stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth/Raven, Anna Diop as Koriand’r/Starfire and Ryan Potter as Garfield Logan/Beast Boy. Alan Ritchson (Hank Hall/Hawk), Minka Kelly (Dawn Granger/Dove), Lindsey Gort (Amy Rohrbach), Seamus Dever (probably Trigon) and Bruno Bichir (Niles Caulder/The Chief) have recurring roles. Curran Walters will appear as Jason Todd, the second Robin, as will Conor Leslie as Donna Troy/Wonder Girl.
‘Titans’ will be the first original program on DC Universe, to be followed by the previously mentioned ‘Doom Patrol’, ‘Swamp Thing’, ‘Stargirl’ and possibly the recently announced ‘Batgirl’, plus animated series ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’ and ‘Harley Quinn’.