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.”

“Croft’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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