'Titans' will see Dick Grayson's transformation into Nightwing but not until the second half of Season 2
Fans of the DC Universe series 'Titans' have been eagerly waiting to see the show's Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) complete the transition from his old identity as Robin to his Nightwing persona since the show's inception. The transformation was teased in trailers for the second season and the show has been building up to the moment for a long time now.
Those who have been wondering whether Nightwing will be a part of Season 2 finally got confirmation that Dick will indeed be taking on the new identity after leaked behind-the-scenes footage showed Thwaites wearing the blue-and-black outfit during filming. Though the show's creators are bound to be upset about the leak, it's hardly an unexpected development and considering Dick has been on a journey of self-discovery for quite some time now, it's actually quite reassuring to know that the show is headed in the right direction.
That said, it is unlikely that the new identity and suit will debut till the latter half of the season. Right now, Dick's inability to move on from his Robin identity seems to be tied up in some way with the troubled past history on the 'Titans', and it wouldn't make much sense for the transition to happen until after those secrets are properly revealed.
As of the season's third episode, Dick's successor as Robin, Jason Todd (Curran Walters), is in the custody of the supervillains Deathstroke (Esai Morales) and Doctor Light (Michael Mosley). The villains are probably planning on using Jason as bait to force a confrontation with the veteran Titans members, who have old enmities with both Deathstroke and Light.
The fourth episode, 'Aqualad', will see the Titans prepare to rescue their captured teammate and that will probably involve Dick coming clean to his new recruits Jason, Rachel Roth / Raven (Teagan Croft), Gar Logan / Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), and Deathstroke's daughter Rose Wilson / Ravager (Chelsea Zhang), about the events that led to the original Titans team falling apart. Judging by the current pace of the season, this present arc won't be resolved till Episode 6 or 7 so we can probably expect the new suit to debut around that time and then become Dick's standard outfit for the rest of the season.
'Titans' Season 2 Episode 4 'Aqualad' will arrive on DC Universe on September 27.