Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) has been cast as Garfield "Gar" Logan, aka Beast Boy in the new DC Titans live-action series. The Titans TV series has been under development for quite some time, going back as far as 2014, but nothing has come into fruition until now. TNT originally ordered a pilot, but later said in 2016 that they would not be going further with the project. In April of 2017, it was announced that the series was being redeveloped for DC Comics' new direct-to-consumer digital service and the show is expected to debut in 2018.
Ryan Potter is the latest actor to be cast, following Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand'r/Starfire, and Teagan Croft (The Osiris Child) as Raven. Ryan Potter, 22, is best known as the voice of lead character Hiro Hamada in the 2014 Disney animated hit, Big Hero 6, based on the Marvel Comics team. He's set to return to that character in Disney XD's animated Big Hero 6: The Series. In live-action, his most prominent role has been as the main character of Nickelodeon's Supah Ninjas from 2011 to 2013.
Beast Boy, whose real name is Garfield "Gar" Logan, first appeared in a 1965 issue of The Doom Patrol, and the character has long been associated with the Teen Titans. The son of scientists living in Africa, he contracted a rare illness called Sakutia that is lethal to every species except the West African green monkey. To save his life, his father used an untested serum to change him into one of those monkeys for a day to kill the virus. But it unintentionally turned him green and gave him the ability to morph into any animal.
Titans features a group of young soon-to-be super heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and many others. Titans is said to be a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever. While an official release date has not been set, we're still out wondering if Cyborg will make an appearance as he is one of the most popular characters in Teen Titans and is featured prominently in the upcoming Justice League movie.
Excitement is definitely high for the Teen Titans live-action series and fans have been waiting a long time to see the show, which has been rumored and talked about for nearly 4 years now. It's the perfect time to get the new series off of the ground since Marvel and DC both have proven to have hits in the live-action realm lately. Plus, it's time to see some new characters getting the focus. You can read more about the Titans live-action TV series and the casting of Ryan Potter via Deadline.