All posts by Craig Byrne

Craig Byrne has been writing about comic book TV since 1995 with Lois & Clark. He is the author of five official companion books for the TV series Smallville.

Titans Adds A Carrie Diaries Alum

Someone from The Carrie Diaries is joining the cast of Titans!

No, AnnaSophia Robb isn’t playing Wonder Girl — but the show’s “Samantha,” Lindsey Gort, is joining the cast of the upcoming DC Digital Service Titans series as Det. Amy Rohrbach – a role that was originally revealed as being a part of the show a few weeks ago.

The casting news came courtesy of TV Line today.

Titans is due sometime next year, and will star Brenton Thwaites as Robin Nightwing Dick Grayson.

Titans Villain Revealed; Plus: Raven’s Mom Is Being Casted

That Hashtag Show is at it again with some more exclusive casting scoops for Titans!

First off, they have uncovered that The Acolyte is one of the show’s villains. The character first appeared in Young Justice comics, and you can find a character description below:

The Acolyte – Male. African-American 40-50. Confident.  The villain of our story. He is after Rachel and her powers, trying to kidnap her after he murders her mother.

Murders her mother? SPOILER!

Here’s the character breakdown for Raven’s mother, by the way:

Angela – Female 40-50. Rachel’s (adoptive) mom. She gets killed in an attempt to kidnap Rachel.

As if we weren’t certain Raven’s mom would go byebyes.

You can read THS’s scoop article here; also, enjoy their video below! Titans will be filming soon and it will land on DC Comics’ upcoming streaming service.

A Detective Friend Of Nightwing’s May Be Coming To Titans

When news came last night that Hawk and Dove were coming to this iteration of Titans, it wouldn’t have been news to fans of That Hashtag Show, who broke that information way back on August 31… including the notion that DC was interested in Alan Ritchson for the role.

There was one character they mentioned, however, who has not yet been an announced part of the show, but if their track record is any indication, we’ll have confirmation soon.

That role is Detective Amy Rohrbach, a character from Chuck Dixon’s acclaimed run of Nightwing comics and one of the few good cops in Bludhaven. Here’s the character breakdown courtesy of that site:

DET. AMY ROHRBACH: Supporting Female (25-35) [OPEN] She is the detective alongside Dick Grayson who knows more than she lets on. Pretty, has tattoos.

You can see one of That Hashtag Show’s scoop videos, talking about these castings, below.

BossLogic Shares Artwork Of Alan Ritchson As Hawk

The extremely talented BossLogic has shared some artwork on Twitter, depicting Alan Ritchson in a costume as Hawk.

The costume on Titans probably won’t match this, but if we’re going for comics-accurate, you can’t do much better than this. Enjoy! You can find BossLogic’s Twitter feed here.

Titans Adds Hawk & Dove; Smallville’s Aquaman Is Hawk

Proving the theory that the same dozen actors keep playing comic book roles, Alan Ritchson is now the second Aquaman to take on a second superheroic role as he has joined the cast of Titans in a recurring role as Hawk of Hawk & Dove fame.

Ritchson played Aquaman in the highly-rated Smallville episode “Aqua” and subsequently made some return appearances in later seasons of the show.

A decade ago, TV’s second Aquaman, Justin Hartley, became TV’s first Green Arrow after his Aquaman TV pilot went nowhere. The two later teamed up in more than one episode of Smallville. Also interesting to note is that Ritchson’s Aquaman’s partner “Mera,” Elena Satine, is also soon returning to the superhero world on FOX’s The Gifted.

Joining Ritchson’s Hawk is Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger a.k.a. Dove. Dove is described as “strategic, defensive and lithe” — the opposite of Hawk’s “aggressive, offensive bruiser.”

Minka Kelly also has a Smallville connection, having starred in the Charlie’s Angels update that was created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar in 2011.

Hawk & Dove will be recurring on Titans Season 1 with the potential of becoming season regulars in Season 2 and/or a possible Hawk & Dovespinoff series down the road.

Deadline broke this news today. Titans is coming to DC’s still-untitled streaming service next year.

Brenton Thwaites Is Dick Grayson In Titans

Fans of Titans will now know what the show’s Dick looks like in live-action.

Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) has landed the role of Dick Grayson, no longer Robin, and it sounds like he’s not yet Nightwing. Here’s how Deadline describes the show’s take on the character:

Comic book fans know Dick Grayson as Batman’s famous sidekick, Robin. After Dick’s parents were murdered during their high-flying circus act, Bruce Wayne became Dick’s legal guardian and trained him to fight crime beside him. But after years as part of the Dynamic Duo, Dick struggled to find his place outside the Dark Knight’s shadow. Finally striking out as his own man, he emerges as a leader, mentor, and father figure to his new family, the Titans.

“Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have,” DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns said in a statement. “Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protege and the Titans’ future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character.”

Titans will be hitting the DC digital streaming service in 2018.

Anna Diop Is Starfire In DC’s Titans

Starfire has been found for the upcoming live-action Titans TV series that will launch as part of a DC Comics streaming service.

Cast in the role is Anna Diop (The Messengers, Quantico, 24: Legacy). Here’s how Deadline described the character when they broke the news:

Starfire (aka Koriand’r) is an alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, she has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans.

She joins Teagan Croft who has already been casted as Raven.