In case you missed the news a couple of months ago, a live-action Teen Titans TV show is happening. The series is going to debut on a new DC streaming service next year, though, an exact premiere date has yet to be announced. Now, a newly revealed casting breakdown gives us a feel for who the Titans TV series is going to focus on.
The news comes from the folks at That Hashtag Show and reveals the four lead characters for Titans. The casting breakdowns don't use the actual character names, but it is believed that the series lead, named John Crossland in the casting breakdown, is going to be Dick Grayson/Nightwing. Here's the casting breakdown for who is going to be, in all likelihood, our Nightwing on Titans.
"[John Crossland] Male, late 20s-early 30s, Caucasian. Equal parts charm and impenetrability, John is a cop. He has a nice smile, tired eyes and a cool, distant manner. However, when provoked, his eyes are so lethal 'they drain a man of every last bit of spleen.' John is haunted by the murder of his family. Unbeknownst to those around him, he is also a vigilante. In the shadows, he fights with the commitment and conviction of an artist, the brutal grace of a dancer. Mentally and physically, he is covered in a map of scars. And though he fights to escape his past, it is often a losing battle...Series Lead."
That sounds like it will be drawing on the 90s version of Nightwing from DC Comics. That Hashtag Show also revealed character breakdowns for three of the other series regulars, who they believe are for Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy, which resembles the modern lineup that fans have come to know and love. Here are the other casting breakdowns for Sarah (Starfire), Raven (Casey) and Jax (Beast Boy).
"[Sarah] Female, Mid teens, Open Ethnicity. Troubled, bullied, often scared but unwilling to show it, Sarah is a loner more comfortable hiding in her hoodie than making friends. Haunted by a dark force inside her, Sarah experiences violent episodes that she cannot understand or control. She is also plagued by recurring nightmares that lead her across the country in search of help...Series Regular. [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...Series Regular. [Jax] Male, Mid-late teens, Open Ethnicity, Asian preferred. Funny and charming, this amateur thief's humor hides his insecurities and past pain. Not the toughest kid on the streets, he's learned to survive in the world with his wit and quick-thinking...Series Regular."
Titans is going to be one of two very anticipated shows to debut on this as-of-yet unnamed streaming service, alongside Young Justice season 3. The absence of Cyborg in this lineup could have to do with the fact that the character is currently hanging out with the Justice League on the big screen, or maybe he just isn't being included in this particular report. In any case, it sounds like this could be a pretty crowd-pleasing take on the Teen Titans. We'll be sure to keep you up to date as more details on the Titans TV series are made available.