DC Universe has renewed its first live-action series Titans for a second season ahead of the first season’s debut on the streaming service, and to celebrate they’ve launched yet another trailer for the show. Based on the Teen Titans comics, Titans offers a super gritty, super grounded, super NSFW take on the young superheroes as Brenton Thwaites fills the lead role of Dick Grayson aka Robin.
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Collider’s Vinnie Mancuso said in his review that the series is simply too dark and joyless to be successful. That doesn’t mean there’s not potential when the second season rolls around. Plus, of course, your mileage may vary. From my own sources that have seen the series, they very much concur. Their inclination is that the series is moody for the sake of being moody. Not to mention the cursing.
Unlike the CW versions, which have a large following, it would indicate that the series forgot to have fun. Although, the DC fanboys only like DC stuff if it is moody and angst-y for the sake of it. Renewing for a second season isn’t carved in stone, depending on how it turns out, Warner Bros. could change their mind later on.
So for now.
Titans anchors the launch of DC Universe, which is Warner Bros. TV’s proprietary streaming service offering original content, library titles like Batman: The Animated Series and the Superman films, comics, and more. Titans is first out of the gate, but next year DC Universe will launch the live-action adaptations Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, and Stargirl, alongside the animated series Harley Quinn.
Check out the new Titans trailer below. The series also stars Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, and Ryan Potter and launches on DC Universe on October 12th. Titans is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, and Akiva Goldsman
Here’s the official synopsis for Titans:
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. 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.