Deadline reports Smallville and Blue Mountain State star Alan Ritchson is headed back to the DC Universe as the actor has been cast in DC’s live-action Titans series.
Ritchson joins the series as Hank Hall aka Hawk, one-half of the crime-fighting couple Hawk and Dove. His character has been officially described as an aggressive, offensive bruiser. The actor will appear as a recurring character in the first season with an option to become a regular in Season 2.
The addition of Ritchson comes one week after the announcement that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star Brenton Thwaites will be leading the series as Dick Grayson. Anna Diop (24: Legacy) and 13-year old actress Teagan Croft also star as the alien princess Koriand’r aka Starfire and Raven respectively. The series is also expected to feature Garfield Logan (Beast Boy), with other heroes possibly appearing as well.
The long in development live-action series adaptation of the Teen Titans comes from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. DC creative chief officer Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery) and Berlanti Prods’ Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl) and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers.
Johns, Goldsman, and Berlanti have written the series which follows a group of young superheroes from all over the DC Universe when Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of the fearless band of new heroes known as the Titans. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Titans explores one of the most popular comic book teams ever. 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.”
Titans is set to premiere sometime in 2018 with 13-episodes and will be one of the first series to launch the DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Titans as we learn it.
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.