Just months after a Titans casting breakdown revealed the show's four lead characters, the first actor has been cast for this live-action Teen Titans series. Teagan Croft has landed one of the series regular roles as Raven, who was named "Casey" in the casting call from June. Here is the description of this Raven/Casey character from the casting call that surfaced this summer.
"(Casey) Female, 20s, Open ethnicity. Casey is a tall, stunning woman, her beauty so magnificent it's almost inhuman. Elegant, refined and mysterious, she is on the hunt to discover who is trying to kill her and why. And those after her are in for a surprise because she's more deadly than anyone they've ever encountered..."
Deadline broke the casting news, describing this character as, "the daughter of a demon, a powerful empath who must keep her emotions in check or risk unleashing her demonic side." The report also confirms that Dick Greyson will lead these new Titans, with the team also including Starfire "and others." Starfire, whose name was Sarah in the casting call, was described as troubled and bullied, who experiences violent episodes she can't control, which leads her on a cross-country quest to find answers. While not mentioned in this Deadline report, the fourth character mentioned in the casting call was Beast Boy, an amateur thief who has learned to survive on the streets with his "wit and quick thinking."
This series was initially in development at TNT, with Akiva Goldsman writing a pilot script way back in 2014. The pilot was scheduled to be shot in 2015, with a report from February 2015 revealing that this version of the show had a much different team in place. While Nightwing/Dick Greyson was still set to lead this team, other Teen Titans characters included Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Hawk/Hank Hall and Dove/Dawn Granger, although Raven and Starfire were also included in this TNT version. However, after nearly a year with no updates on the project, TNT confirmed in January 2016 that the project was dead.
Needless to say, fans were quite surprised when this Teen Titans live-action show was brought back to life in April, with Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter teaming up to produce the new series, which will air on a new "DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service" in 2018. It isn't clear when production will begin on the series, and there hasn't been a specific release date given for Titans quite yet, with Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti writing the pilot. 13-year-old Australian actress Teagan Croft will make her U.S. debut with Titans, after roles in the Australian TV series Home and Away and the sci-fi film The Osiris Child last year, alongside Kellan Lutz and Isabel Lucas.