DC’s Titans casting breakdown leaked for Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy

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Although TNT’s version of the Titans series was canceled before production last year, DC’s streaming service announced that it would be producing a Titans live-action series featuring Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy. TheHashTagShow was able to get its hands on the casting announcements. And these include some great insight as to what fans can expect for each character including the storyline that may follow. If you’re a comic book fan, it’s pretty easy to figure out which casting description coincides with each Titan character.

You can also tell from the casting of Titans that DC is open about casting a very mixed group of characters. (Well, besides Nightwing being Caucasian.) So Titans‘ possible diverse cast can help it reach a bigger audience, even for groups who might not normally be comic book movies or television fans. As a result, what do you think of the casting breakdowns for the upcoming series Titans?

Casting Breakdowns:

Dick Grayson/Nightwing

[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

Raven/Rachel Roth

[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

Beast Boy/Garfield Logan

[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 official Synopsis: “Titans explores one of the most popular comic book teams ever. It 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.”

Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, and Geoff Johns are producing DC’s Titans. The series is set to premiere in 2018 on DC’s new streaming service.

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