The DC Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con gave us a huge amount of information, including news about Titans season 2. The DC series, which offers a much darker take on the Teen Titans comic books, is set to debut on the DC Universe streaming service on Friday, September 6.
It’s been a rough ride for the cast and crew of the show, which sadly lost special effects coordinator Warren Appleby on set earlier this year. Here’s hoping that fans' reactions helped strengthen the spirits of all of those involved in the show.
Fans were given a glimpse of Iain Glen’s Bruce Wayne as well as the new line up, which includes Hawk, Dove, Wonder Girl, and Superboy. The footage ended with a look at Esai Morales’ Deathstroke. You can see a couple of grainy screenshots from the trailer courtesy of @DCUTitansbBR on Twitter:
We can also expect to see Deathstroke’s son, Jericho Wilson, played by Chella Man, and Deathstroke’s daughter, Rose Wilson (AKA The Ravager), played by Chelsea T. Zhang. Alongside this already impressive line up will allegedly be Natalie Gumede as Mercy Graves and Drew Van Acker as Aqualad.
Titans follows the group of young heroes as they come of age and begin to discover their abilities, limits, and place in the world. The first season focused mainly on Brenton Thwaites’ Dick Grayson (AKA Robin), Teagan Croft’s Raven, Anna Diop’s Koriand’r (AKA Starfire), and Ryan Potter’s Garfield Logan (AKA Beastboy). We also saw Alan Ritchson as Hawk and Minka Kelly as Dove later in the series.
The first season was originally scheduled to run for 12 episodes, but it ended up including only 11, with an incredible cliffhanger ending. During an interview with TV Line, showrunner Greg Walker was asked if the 12th episode would head the new season. "A version of that, yes," said Walker. "We’re cannibalizing some of the stuff from episode 12 [for the premiere]. We thought it was such a good cliffhanger at the end of 11, and we wanted to go for an even bigger, better season 2 opener. We had a big idea, and our friends at DC bought it.”
“We’re going to also use [the season 2 premiere] to launch a new villain, and because Trigon’s role in canon is so huge, we felt like we really needed to give him a really big episode, the kind you can launch a season with.”