The Teen Titans are a superhero team in the DC Comics setting. Like their name suggests, said team is made up of teenage superheroes, with the result that its stories are often focused on the assumption of adult duties and responsibilities to some extent. The exact membership of the Teen Titan has seen significant variation over the course of their existence, but for a lot of people, the core members are seen as Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy because of the animated TV show that started broadcasting in 2003.
In total, the animated TV show ran for five seasons before finishing things up with a TV movie called Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, so it should come as no surprise to learn that it received both critical and commercial success. However, its spin-off Teen Titans Go! met with a mixed response, while a proposed live-action TV show on TNT was cancelled in 2016. Still, there is plenty of life in the Teen Titans franchise, as shown by the fact that a second live-action TV show is confirmed for release in 2018.
So far, we know some snippets of information but not much more than that:
Robin, Starfire, and Raven Will Be Included
Unsurprisingly, one of the most interesting topics is who will be included in Teen Titans. So far, we know that Robin will be the protagonist of the live-action TV show as the leader of the Teen Titans. Furthermore, we know that this Robin will be Dick Grayson, which should come as unsurprising news to those who have followed the franchise in one form or another. Otherwise, not much has been said about the line-up, though it has been stated that both Starfire and Raven will be showing up. With that said, while it is unknown whether some of the Teen Titans’ classic line-up will be part of the main cast, it seems probable that at least some of them will be showing up from time to time at a minimum, seeing as how both Speedy and Kid Flash have been introduced in other live-action TV shows.
It Won’t Be on TV
Interestingly, the live-action TV show won’t actually be showing up on the TV screen. Instead, Teen Titans will be making its debut as part of a new digital streaming service centered around DC Comics’s properties. In fact, it will be serving as the headliner for the new service, which suggests that the people have a fair amount of confidence in their project. For people who follow other DC Comics properties, it might interest them to learn that Season 3 of Young Justice will be premiering on the same service for much the same reasons.
Has Plenty of Talent Backing It Up
The confidence in the live-action TV show is supported by some of the names who are involved in the project. For example, the executive producers include not just the Chief Creative Officer for DC Comics but also Akiva Goldsman, who might be known to some as the man who won an Oscar for writing the screen-play for A Beautiful Mind. Furthermore, TV veterans from other DC Comics live-action TV shows are involved as well, as shown by the presence of both Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Summed up, while we don’t know much at the moment, we know enough that a sense of cautious optimism might not be the most inappropriate response.