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Here’s the breakdown of Nightwing, Raven, Starfire and Beastboy from the Teen Titans live-action series

June 19th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We found out a while ago that the Teen Titans TV series, dubbed simply Titans, was set to hit DC’s new streaming service.

Writing a while ago, we gathered: “It 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.”

The series will be produced by Geoff Johns along with Greg Berlanti – the man behind The CW shows – and Akiva Goldsman – the writer of, em, Batman & Robin. The series will air exclusively on DC’s new streaming service – so not part of The CW universe then? Boooooooo…

We also know that the series will focus on Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Raven, Starfire and Beastboy.

Now That Hashtag Show (below) has revealed the casting call for the show and their secret names and who they – and we – believe they really will be.

Here’s the list:

[John Crossland]Male, late 20s-early 30s, Caucasian. Equal parts charm and impenetrability, John is a cop. He has a nice smile, tired eyes and a cool, distant manner. However, when provoked, his eyes are so lethal “they drain a man of every last bit of spleen.” John is haunted by the murder of his family. Unbeknownst to those around him, he is also a vigilante. In the shadows, he fights with the commitment and conviction of an artist, the brutal grace of a dancer. Mentally and physically, he is covered in a map of scars. And though he fights to escape his past, it is often a losing battle…SERIES LEAD – this is clearly Dick Grayson/Nightwing

[SARAH]Female, Mid teens, Open Ethnicity. Troubled, bullied, often scared but unwilling to show it, Sarah is a loner more comfortable hiding in her hoodie than making friends. Haunted by a dark force inside her, Sarah experiences violent episodes that she cannot understand or control. She is also plagued by recurring nightmares that lead her across the country in search of help…SERIES REGULAR – Raven

[Casey]Female, 20s, Open ethnicity. Casey is a tall, stunning woman, her beauty so magnificent it’s almost inhuman. Elegant, refined and mysterious, she is on the hunt to discover who is trying to kill her and why. And those after her are in for a surprise because she’s more deadly than anyone they’ve ever encountered…SERIES REGULAR – Starfire

[JAX]Male, Mid-late teens, Open Ethnicity, Asian preferred. Funny and charming, this amateur thief’s humor hides his insecurities and past pain. Not the toughest kid on the streets, he’s learned to survive in the world with his wit and quick-thinking…SERIES REGULAR – Garfield Logan/Beastboy


It seems that the show will see Grayson leading the team by night, while by day he’s a police officer in Bludhaven, much like in the 1990s comics. We’re just wondering now if Batman and the other DC characters will exist in the universe too?

This is one show we really can’t wait for!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….