'Titans' season 2: Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about DC Universe's superhero thriller
After a stellar first season, DC Universe is working on the second installment that introduces new superheroes and will premiere this fall
All it took for the audience to sit up and take notice of 'Titans' was when Robin, Batman's side-kick throughout comic and movie history, bitterly says "F*** Batman", in the pilot. And from there, DC introduced us to a new breed of superheroes who were fully capable of saving the world from dire threats, without any assistance from the big names.
The first season premiered on the DC Universe streaming service last October. The show was confirmed for a second season at the New York Comic Con by the series' executive producer Geoff Johns, who also outlined that there would be a bunch of new characters coming in.
Here's what we know so far about season 2 of 'Titans':
'Titans' season 2 will make its way to the small screen this fall. In all probability, the season will launch around the same time of the year it did in 2018 - mid-October.
Season 1's finale was a huge cliffhanger with Dick Grayson aka Robin (Brenton Thwaites) completely under Trigon's (Seamus Deaver) control. Trigon needed to drag Grayson to a dark space and the Gotham hallucination was an apt way of doing it. He pushes him to the point where Grayson does the unthinkable - kill his own mentor. The hallucination that Grayson goes through sees him wake up black-eyed with infection-colored spreads, signifying that he was under Trigon's control.
The second season will most definitely start with Grayson being controlled by Trigon. But it has a fair bit of loose ends to tie up, starting with Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft) and Trigon's history, where the latter is shown to be Roth's dad by the end of the series. Trigon's backstory is likely to be further explored.
Adding to this is the post-credit scene that showed a "Subject 13" bearing the Superman logo escaping containment from a lab called Cadmus. While it is evident from the comics that the character is Super Boy, we are yet to get a full-fledged look at the new superhero and his origins, which in all likelihood will be explained in season 2. Guess Superboy will be one of the new members of the 'Titans' at some point.
Brenton Thwaites ('Blue Lagoon' and 'Home and Away') will reprise his role as the bat-hating vigilante and detective, Dick Grayson. The Australian actor is best known for playing Luke Gallagher in the Fox8 teen drama series 'Slide' (2011). Teagan Croft returns as Rachel Roth. The actress shot to fame with the sci-fi film 'The Osiris Child' in 2016. 'Supah Ninjas' star Ryan Potter too will return to play Garfield aka Beast Boy.
Anna Diop, who played crucial roles in 'Quantico', '24' and 'Messengers' will be back as Koriand'r aka Starfire. Seamus Dever, known for his role as Detective Kevin Ryan in the ABC series 'Castle,' returns to play the demonic Trigon. Minka Kelly ('Friday Night Lights' and 'Parenthood') and Alan Ritchson ('Smallville') will reprise their roles as Dove and Hawk, the crime-fighting duo.
Connor Leslie, best known for her role as Natasha in 'Other Space' will play Donna Troy, Dick's childhood best friend, and an investigative photojournalist who was Wonder Woman's sidekick Wonder Girl in her youth. Curran Walters as Jason Todd and Robin II, and Joshua Orpin as Superboy round up the cast of 'Titans' season 2.
Genevieve Angelson, who stars as Caitlin Hobart on the popular Showtime series House of Lies, is set to join the cast as Dr. Eve Watson, a research doctor who works at Cadmus Laboratories, the organization that created Superboy.
Robert Ortiz returns as producer while Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker and John Fawcett return as executive producers.
The trailer gives fans our first look at the show’s latest additions Superboy, Jericho (Chella Man), Ravager (Chelsea Zhang), and Aqualad (Drew Van Acker). We also see Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne with Curran Walters returning as Jason Todd.
The trailer also gives us our first look at Conor Leslie’s Donna Troy in her Wonder Girl outfit. Dick Grayson is notably still in his Robin outfit, despite speculation that the new season might see him take on the persona of Nightwing.
Raven’s look has changed significantly from season 1 and she will be seen in a more comics-accurate form in the new season, complete with black robes and her iconic red gem firmly embedded in her forehead. The trailer teases a time-jump, suggesting Trigon may be dealt with quite early on in the season and unveils the newest villain on the show: Esai Morales’ Deathstroke the Terminator.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Titans'.
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