The pilot episode of DC Universe’s first original live-action drama ‘Titans’ was screened at NYCC ahead of its October 12th premiere on the streaming service.  And just hours later, came the announcement that ‘Titans’ has been renewed for a second season.  It was always assumed that the show would continue for one than one installment, but this cemented it.  DC Universe already ordered a spin-off in the form of ‘Doom Patrol’ based on characters that will first appear on ‘Titans’.

Produced by Greg Berlanti, the mastermind behind The CW’s slate of DC Comics-based shows, ‘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.  Ritchson and Kelly’s characters are also being eyed to potentially headline their own series on DC Universe, or they may be folded into ‘Titans’ on a regular basis.

Warner Brothers Digital Networks president Craig Hunegs said:

“This is just the beginning of our journey to open up the world of DC for our fans.  With new originals, digital comics and a growing community forum, we’re delivering an immersive experience that blends page and screen, creating a place where fans can share their passions for their favorite superheroes and storylines like never before. With our first original series, Titans, debuting this month we are truly offering an exclusive experience fans have always clamored for.”

‘Titans’ hasn’t premiered, but it has already stirred up controversy with the first trailer that premiered at SDCC this summer, with its explicit language and bone-crunching violence.

It was recently announced that Netflix would carry this series outside of the United States (and China, which doesn’t appear to be getting the show at all).

‘Titans’ will premiere on DC Universe on October 12, with new episodes rolled out every Friday.  The first season consists of 12 episodes.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter