Titans officially has a UK release date, as Netflix prepares for a super start to the New Year.
DC’s show, which follows a team of young heroes as they come of age, offers a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. The programme charts the story of Dick Grayson, who emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and many others. It stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson, with Executive Producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker and John Fawcett.
The first original series to debut on DC Universe, the comics company’s new subscription streaming platform, it premiered in the USA in October, but Netflix holds the international rights for the series outside of the US and China – and the streaming giant now plans to release it in January 2019.
Titans is produced by Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive Producers on the series are Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker and John Fawcett.
The series will premiere all at once on 11th January 2019. Here’s the video confirming the air date:
DC renews Titans for Season 2
5th October 2018
DC has renewed live-action series Titans for a second season, before the first has even premiered.
The show, which follows a team of young heroes as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise, is the first original series to debut on DC Universe, the comics giant’s new subscription streaming platform. The programme charts the story of Dick Grayson, who emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and many others. It stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson, with Executive Producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker and John Fawcett.
While the drama is set to debut on DC Universe on Friday 12th October, Netflix holds the international rights for the series outside of the US and China. That means it could well be released in the UK at the same as its DC debut, but it also means that DC Universe may not ever launch fully on British soil.
The news was announced at the world premiere of Titans, held in conjunction with New York Comic-Con, when a new trailer was also unveiled for the show.
“This is just the beginning of our journey to open up the world of DC for our fans,” said Craig Hunegs, President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks. “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.”
Here’s the latest video – watch this space for a confirmed UK release date.
DC’s Titans to be released by Netflix in UK
2nd October 2018
DC’s Titans has found a UK TV home in an unexpected place: Netflix.
The live-action drama series, which follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe, is one of the flagship titles for DC’s new streaming platform, DC Universe. Now available in the USA, the service (called DC Universe) is a standalone subscription destination for DC Comics fans, with comics, old films and TV series plus exclusive new titles. But Titans, a gritty take on the Teen Titans franchise, will instead be premiering on Netflix in the UK.
The streaming giant will stream the series globally outside of the US and China, bringing to the screen the story of Dick Grayson, who emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and many others.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson, with Executive Producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker and John Fawcett.
The deal leaves DC’s plans for DC Universe outside of the US unclear, with no dates currently announced for any international launch. What we do know, though, is that Titans arrives on DC Universe on 12th October, which means that it may well land on Netflix in the near future. Read on below for images and a trailer from the series – and watch this space for confirmation on a release date.
First look: DC Universe drops Titans images ahead of New York Comic-Con premiere
9th September 2018
DC Universe, DC’s new streaming platform, is only a week away for US fans, and the comic books giant is swiftly assembling a line-up of original content to draw in superhero subscribers. First up is Titans, a gritty take on the Teen Titans franchise – and ahead of its premiere at New York Comic-Con, the first images and details have dropped online.
The series follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find a place to belong. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
From Supergirl, Arrow and all-round DC super-producer Greg Berlanti, the series has been given a 12-episode order and stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard Grayson (Robin), Anna Diop as alien princess Koriand’r (Starfire), Teagan Croft Rachel Roth (Raven), and Ryan Potter as Garfield Logan (Beast Boy).
The series will premiere its first episode at New York Comic-Con on 3rd October, before it hits DC Universe on 12th October. The cast and show’s EPs will be present at the NYCC premiere for a Q&A. They’ve already got fans’ attention, though, thanks to the show’s first teaser trailer, which included a striking moment where Robin said the words “F*ck Batman”.
“It is controversial!” DC’s Geoff Johns (co-creator of the show with Akiva Goldsman and Berlanti) told CBR in a recent interview. “I think that was expected though, you know? I don’t think anyone was like, ‘What? Wait! What?!’ As I’ve been telling people, I’m like, you know, not to take the trailer as, ‘This is the whole show.’ But I’m glad there’s discussion and there should be discussion about that and why we would go that direction and why Robin would ever get to that point. You know, a big part of the series is exploring — and I’m doing that with Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti and Greg Walker — and a big part of the series that we’re exploring is the moment that Robin left Batman.”
“In the Titans, he was kind of a lost character,” Johns added. “He was looking for what his next thing was, and the Titans individually are all lost and they form a family — a surrogate family that’s… you know, we’re staying true to Marv [Wolfman] and Geroge [Perez] ’s take on the Titans in that sense. But you’re going to see what Robin’s gone through and why he’s gotten to that point and I’m excited for people to see it. I don’t think they really quite know what the show is, and it’s going to be fun to watch.”
The series is the first out of the gates for DC Universe’s ambitious slate, with other titles set to debut in 2019 including Doom Patrol, Young Justice, Harley Quinn and Swamp Thing. The rest of Titans is being kept under wraps for now, but we do know that it isn’t looking to build a shared universe with DC Universe’s other series, as the comics giant appears to have learned its lesson from its feature film crossovers, which have been less successful than its small-screen tie-ups between Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash.
“I think the opportunity is there if we want to [connect the series] but it’s not mandated,” Swamp Thing EP Gary Dauberman Dauberman recently said toSlash Film. “I think we could if, in the future, it organically works itself out to be that way. I haven’t discussed that with the guys from Titans and they haven’t discussed it with us.”
DC Universe launches on 15th September in the USA, with a UK launch date not yet announced. It will cost $7.99 a month, or $74.99 a year. For the full line-up of DC Universe’s shows and other details, click here – or read on below for the first images of Titans.
DC Universe drops first trailer for Titans
20th July 2018
DC Universe is opening its doors to US users this summer, and a new trailer gives us our first look at its first original series, Titans.
The subscription streaming platform, which is being produced by Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment, was first announced in 2017, with the promise of “a first-of-its kind, immersive digital experience” for fans of DC Comics, including new TV series, news, interviews, a curated selection of digital comic books, an expansive DC-centric encyclopaedia, and access to exclusive merchandise.
Original live-action series on the way include Titans, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, while original animated series include Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn. Titans is kicking off the line-up, offering a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise.
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
Attending Comic-Con, DC Universe’s panel skipped the traditional teaser route, instead diving right into the action, giving us a full look at detective Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Starfire (Anna Diop), plus Raven (Teagan Croft), a teenager haunted by demons, who uses her psychic powers to see into the backstory of Robin – yes, that one – and asks him to help stop a threat that might end the world. But not before he has the chance to deploy an expletive about his fellow caped crusader that you’ve never seen before.
With Teen Titans Go! still going, Titans is wasting no time marking its own take on the franchise out as distinctly more adult and violent. There’s no word on a release date, although even when DC Universe does launch, it will initially only be available in the US.
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