Teagan Croft cast as Raven in live-action Titans series

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DC Entertainment is gearing up a digital streaming service for 2018. Even better, one of the first shows on the new network will be Titans, a live-action version of the well-known Teen Titans.

Of course, casting is important for such a highly anticipated series. Most fans are used to seeing these heroes as animated characters, not real people. For the half-demon Raven, voiced by Tara Strong in the current Teen Titans Go!, producers decided on a 13-year-old actress named Teagan Croft. She also stars in the Australian film The Osiris Child.

Here is Croft on the lower right in an Instagram photo.

Deadline first broke the story and offered a brief description of the upcoming show.

Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.”

“Croftโ€™s Raven, described as the daughter of a demon, is a powerful empath who must keep her emotions in check or risk unleashing her demonic side.”

At least, the live-action series will feature most of the same heroes seen through the Cartoon Network renditions.

As for Croft’s age, perhaps DC chose such a young actress because they expect the show to last for a long period. In the original 2004 cartoon, Raven appeared older than 13. But the TV series does not necessarily need to follow the cartoons.

Teen Titans has actually lasted for a time period well beyond the animated series. In fact, the team first formed decades ago through comic books. Not everyone who watched the cartoons knows the comic series too well though.

According to Justin Harp of Digital Spy, “While the line-up of the Teen Titans has changed often over the last 40 years, Raven has remained one of the group’s mainstays and has become one of DC’s most enduring female superheroes.”

From the same article, it also appears the new show almost came to TNT instead.

“Titans was previously being developed for US network TNT, before DC Entertainment took the project back to launch its own digital streaming service next year.”

Whether this DC service will find success in the increasingly popular streaming market remains to be seen. Regardless, DC will give their service a go next year. Catch Teagan Croft’s Raven and the new Titans in 2018.

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  • Ivan Alejandro Carranza Mendoz

    raven in the cartoons it’s older, Raven is 16 to 20 years old. This actress is young, what makes DC is not fair.

    • Areisius

      Yeah, the casting call says this:
      “(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…”

      So I don’t get how they ended up casting a 13 year old?

      • Ivan Alejandro Carranza Mendoz

        the raven character is 16/18 years of age in the cartoons but the actress is 13 years old . how in the show is going to kiss beastboy (that actor Ryan Potter who is 22) with that age?
        if they had chosen an 18-year-old actress, the appearance of raven in cartoons looks like a young woman but is a teenager from 16 to 18 years old.

      • Ivan Alejandro Carranza Mendoz

        or Maybe they chose her to avoid confusion in comics and cartoons, for nothing has to be the same. this of the actress Teagan Croft reminds me with Dafne Keen the actress who is 11 years old and who played x-23 in Logan film. x-23 in comics and cartoons is a teenager but in live action is a little girl of 11 years old. they will do the same with the 13-year-old actress like Teagan Croft. As I say nothing has to be the same in cartoons nor comics.
        how in the show is going to kiss beastboy (that actor Ryan Potter who is 22) with that age?

        • Areisius

          I disagree with you when you say “for nothing has to be the same” because every time they change a character’s race, age, or origin it always ruins the movie.

          Raven was always an adult in the comics only in the cartoon was she a kid and that cartoon was for kids so I get it. But yeah it’s messed up that they cast a 13 year old for Raven and cast a 22 year-old for Beastboy when they have a relationship in the comics and cartoon. That ain’t going to work.

          • Ivan Alejandro Carranza Mendoz

            yes but the team is called teen titans, she is not a kid she was a teenage in the cartoons teen titans 2003 she looks like a young adult but is a teenager of 16/18 years.
            a young person in his twenty years,18 or 19 years old played as teenagers in the movies but this is weird. but if they follow the origins of the character.