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Autbot_Benz
04-25-2017, 10:50 AM
DC Digital Service To Launch With ‘Titans’ Series From Greg Berlanti & Akiva Goldsman And ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is making a big move in digital with one of its flagship brands. Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are behind a new, DC-branded service that will debut in 2018 with two high-profile comic book-themed original TV series: the live-action Titans, from the king of the CW DC universe Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV, and the anticipated revival of cult animated series Young Justice, from Warner Bros Animation. It will be titled Young Justice: Outsiders.

The DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital platform, in the works for the past several months, marks the second major new service launched by Warner Bros Digital Networks — the division started last year with the mandate of building WB-owned digital and OTT video services — following the recently introduced animation-driven Boomerang. The DC-branded platform is expected to offer more than a traditional OTT service; it is designed as an immersive experience with fan interaction and will encompass comics as well as TV series.

Titans, written by Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery, Underground), DC Entertainment president & chief creative officer Johns (The Flash, Arrow) and Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), 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.

Goldsman, Johns and Berlanti Prods’ Berlanti and Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl) executive produce Titans, from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros Television.

A live-action Titans was originally ordered as a pilot by Warner Bros TV sibling TNT in 2014, with Goldsman writing the adaptation alongside Marc Haimes. The regime change at TNT put the project in limbo, and it ultimately did not go forward.

WBTV and DC then brought Titans under the purview of Berlanti, who oversees all four DC/WBTV superhero drama series on the CW as well as the CW Seed DC animated series Constantine. Berlanti teamed for what is a new take on the Titans characters with Goldsman and Johns, who also co-wrote The Flash pilot with Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. There was stong interest in the project from outside, including from an SVOD provider, but Warner Bros opted to make the show a cornerstone of the new DC digital service.

In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage superheroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of superpowers, super villains and super secrets. In the new season, the team faces its greatest challenge as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy.

Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) is executive producing. The show’s creators Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman are producers; with the series’ Phil Bourassa also returning to serve as art director.

Praised by critics and DC fans for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling, Young Justice aired for two seasons on Cartoon Network, from 2010-2013, before it was cancelled, triggering a crowdfunding effort to bring it back. The series won a primetime Emmy for Individual Achievement in Animation for Bousassa for the “Independence Day” episode in 2011.

Following months of speculation, Warner Bros Animation last November announced it has begun production on a third season of all-new episodes. At the time there was no network, with the series testing the marketplace, and was rumored as a possibility for Netflix, which carries the existing two seasons of Young Justice. But Warner Bros decided to run Young Justice: Outsiders on the new DC platform.

Titans marks the first live-action series in the digital space for DC Entertainment, which has seven broadcast series on the air, Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow and iZombie on the CW, and Gotham and Lucifer on Fox.

The use of established titles with strong fan following like Titans and Young Justice to jump-start the new DC-branded service is reminiscent of CBS’ bet on a new Star Trek series and a Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight, for its CBS All Access as new platforms aften rely on built-in awareness and name recognition to stand out in the competitive digital space.

http://deadline.com/2017/04/dc-digital-service-titans-young-justice-outsiders-1202076831/


I am getting sick of all these streaming services

blindturtle02
04-25-2017, 12:49 PM
So do we have to have cable and to list our provider in order to use this thing? If this is similar to FXNOW and Simpsons World, then I guess I'm SOL for cutting the cord.

Cure
04-25-2017, 02:28 PM
So do we have to have cable and to list our provider in order to use this thing? If this is similar to FXNOW and Simpsons World, then I guess I'm SOL for cutting the cord.

I don't think so. That's for streaming services tied to TV networks. I think this is its own streaming thing, like WWE Network or Crunchyroll.

TheSkeletonMan939
04-25-2017, 02:43 PM
I don't like the practice, but I'm happy to pay for it since I imagine it was a big factor in getting Young Justice revived.

Raph's Girl
04-25-2017, 03:46 PM
Ah the ever expanding Berlanti-verse. We need a Berlanti show on Fridays! Unless that's where Black Lightning will be??

So Berlanti shows:
Arrow
Flash
LOT
Supergirl
Riverdale
Black Lightning
Titans

Now to see who they cast as the various Titans.

Autbot_Benz
04-25-2017, 05:48 PM
seems a lot of other peeps on twitter are annoyed and don't want another streaming service. YJ Season 3 should have been on Netflix if you ask me.

The only good thing about this is Titans won't be on the god awful CW. so This show won't suffer from those obnoxious Shippers .

TheSkeletonMan939
04-25-2017, 06:01 PM
YJ Season 3 should have been on Netflix if you ask me.

But I think that YJ was only renewed for the sake of this streaming service. Didn't you think it was a little weird that WB suddenly announced they were producing a third season out of the blue, when toy sales were always unfavorable? Producing a single episode costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus marketing and whatever else; WB isn't doing this just to be nice.
DC wanted a new streaming platform and knew that it wouldn't last a day without some seriously intriguing content on it. YJ season 3 was a perfect candidate, especially after last year's big Netflix hullabaloo.

Autbot_Benz
04-25-2017, 06:18 PM
But I think that YJ was only renewed for the sake of this streaming service. Didn't you think it was a little weird that WB suddenly announced they were producing a third season out of the blue, when toy sales were always unfavorable? Producing a single episode costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus marketing and whatever else; WB isn't doing this just to be nice.
DC wanted a new streaming platform and knew that it wouldn't last a day without some seriously intriguing content on it. YJ season 3 was a perfect candidate, especially after last year's big Netflix hullabaloo.

ya seemed odd the showrunners kept telling us to watch it on netflix to show that people want it back and poof its not going to be on netflix

TheSkeletonMan939
04-25-2017, 06:24 PM
It's not like the showrunners had any clue DC was planning this streaming thing. All they wanted was for the show's popularity to be proven (or, if Netflix ratings were low, be disproven). Where the show ended up was out of their hands.

Autbot_Benz
04-25-2017, 06:26 PM
Its like I said I will watch YJ S3 on cartoon sites when they get uploaded. I just hope Titans doesn't suck.

sdp
04-25-2017, 09:03 PM
This is cool but I really can't justify having a DC Network on my monthly bills unless it's ridiculously cheap like less than $5. I guess we're really going a la carte with online streaming in the near future. ;(

Redeemer
04-25-2017, 09:47 PM
Didn't you think it was a little weird that WB suddenly announced they were producing a third season out of the blue, when toy sales were always unfavorable? Producing a single episode costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus marketing and whatever else; WB isn't doing this just to be nice.

Toy Sales for Young Justice where actually good. The problem was that Young Justice Toys were tied to the Green Lantern toy line as a packaged deal. When the Green Lantern Toys tanked it killed the deal. - This was how it was explained by the voice actor for Aqualad.
You don't revive a unprofitable or failing show to support a new streaming service. You are right though they are not doing this to be nice only for profit.

TurtleTitan97
06-06-2017, 05:27 PM
Filming for Titans will start on September 25th: http://omegaunderground.com/2017/06/06/dc-comics-live-action-titans-series-begins-production-september-atlanta/

TurtleTitan97
06-19-2017, 05:45 PM
Character breakdowns for Nightwing, Raven, Starfire, and apparently Beast Boy: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/teen_titans/titans-tv-series-character-breakdowns-reveal-some-intriguing-new-details-about-the-four-team-members-a151890

[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

[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

[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

[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

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
06-19-2017, 07:06 PM
Is this going to be CW? Because if so, sigh.

But otherwise... interested. The more Batman mythology they cram in there, the better. (Unlike Arrow.)

Cure
06-19-2017, 07:13 PM
Is this going to be CW? Because if so, sigh.


I thought the title and original post of the thread were pretty clear as to where this is airing.

Coola Yagami
06-19-2017, 07:19 PM
No thanks. If I care enough I'll eventually get it on a season set or something.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
06-19-2017, 07:21 PM
I thought the title and original post of the thread were pretty clear as to where this is airing.

My bad, you're right.

Hope it does well. I suppose they'll have to stay away from using established CW characters like a Kid Flash or Speedy. What about Aqualad? He's a thing, right?

Autbot_Benz
08-03-2017, 05:33 PM
Raven has been cast she will be played by 13 year old actress Australian newcomer Teagan Croft

https://deadline.com/2017/08/titans-teagan-croft-cast-raven-greg-berlanti-dc-digital-series-1202142006/

CyberCubed
08-03-2017, 07:28 PM
Raven is only 13? WTF? Isn't that a little young?

dl316bh
08-04-2017, 02:11 AM
Raven is only 13? WTF? Isn't that a little young?
That was about my reaction as well, but they might portray her as fourteen or so in the series (and Teagan herself might be that age by the time they film this thing). The only thing I can think of is that they might plan on this being a long runner with the characters aging over time, so they start young with a couple of them. But that's a guess on my part. I imagine Beast Boy will be of similar age; it seems like they always cast him as younger than most of the members, like when they used him in Young Justice for some odd reason. Anyone else is a toss-up. We don't know a ton about this so far.

I've never seen anything with her, so I have no clue if she's any good. I tried to IMDB her and she's only got two prior credits under her belt, so she's definitely new. But then, so were the kids in Stranger Things, so I don't know.

TheSkeletonMan939
08-04-2017, 07:54 AM
Raven is only 13? WTF? Isn't that a little young?

They're probably hoping that the show will live on long enough that the Titans can grow up throughout the series.

Autbot_Benz
08-23-2017, 06:26 PM
Starfire has been cast

http://i.imgur.com/fDoN0ZL.jpg

she is played by Anna Diop

CyberCubed
08-23-2017, 06:33 PM
I sure hope they make her skin orange then, because black Starfire is yet another pointless race change.

Spike Spiegel
08-24-2017, 10:35 AM
I sure hope they make her skin orange then, because black Starfire is yet another pointless race change.

http://33.media.tumblr.com/47a679d573e0efdad50e7122a5b2a104/tumblr_nrkm4i8I661us08ddo1_500.gif

Redeemer
08-24-2017, 04:05 PM
I sure hope they make her skin orange then, because black Starfire is yet another pointless race change.

I have to agree :ohwell: Give me orange skin or cancel the show!

They should have just casted Ivanka Trump to play the role. She grew up in privilege and has orange skin :lol:

plastroncafe
08-24-2017, 04:13 PM
Isn't the fact that it's a human playing an alien in itself a pointless race change?

sdp
08-24-2017, 05:15 PM
It's just pandering if she's not orange, maybe if they hadn't "promoted" Cyborg; a change that no one likes they wouldn't have to fill in their "black" quota. I'd totally love to see Cyborg here where he belongs. Horrible decisions. I hope she's orange.

How old is she anyway? She looks a bit old to be playing a teen titan, then again the comic star fire was never young looking but she seems to be pushing it, her boobs also seem small for Starfire who like Powergirl is kind of part of her character design.

13 year old Raven is an interesting but it could work.

I don't know how much hope I have for this show, titans is not something that works on a tv budget or live action

I just can't add another DC show to all the ones I'm already watching, jeeze, I never thought I'd say we have too many DC shows.

As far as the streaming service I can see it being something I subscribe to one month and binge everything that has happened once a year or so. Hell that seems to be the only way to go when everyone and their mother has a streaming service. Keep netflix and change between the others for original shows every month.

CyberCubed
08-24-2017, 06:18 PM
If they don't make her skin orange and Beast Boy's skin green, then what's the point? Starfire isn't black, she's orange. It'd be like introducing a white Cyborg.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
08-24-2017, 06:57 PM
Because OF COURSE we're all going to freak out that a black woman was cast to play an alien princess.

Completely predictable.

ToTheNines
08-24-2017, 06:58 PM
You're such a fuc*ing hillbilly sometimes.

Autbot_Benz
08-24-2017, 07:06 PM
they will probably use cgi like for David Harewood's Martian Manhunter for the skin color of Starfire if not body paint

snake
08-24-2017, 07:22 PM
I'm more mad at 13 year old Raven than Blackfire (hah).

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
08-24-2017, 08:41 PM
I'm more mad at 13 year old Raven than Blackfire (hah).

It does seem odd, especially now that we see the age difference between Raven and Starfire (and presumably the rest of the cast).

They're probably trying to latch onto Eleven's marketability (Stranger Things).

CyberCubed
08-25-2017, 02:13 AM
I think most comic fans would be really bothered if both Starfire and Beast Boy aren't correctly colored their runs on the show. Watch Beast Boy not be green either, and just be whatever skin color the actor they cast him as.

Candy Kappa
08-25-2017, 02:51 AM
Beast Boy could also start out as red instead of green thanks to New 52

I think Starfire would look great with just her natural skin color with a rich purple costume, the fiery hair, maybe have make-up give her a golden glow to achieve a similar effect like Live-Action Heimdall. It'd make a more striking visuals compared to painting the actor in a alien orange and dull up the color mix.

Redeemer
08-25-2017, 09:21 PM
It's just pandering if she's not orange, maybe if they hadn't "promoted" Cyborg; a change that no one likes they wouldn't have to fill in their "black" quota. I'd totally love to see Cyborg here where he belongs. Horrible decisions. I hope she's orange.

How old is she anyway? She looks a bit old to be playing a teen titan, then again the comic star fire was never young looking but she seems to be pushing it, her boobs also seem small for Starfire who like Powergirl is kind of part of her character design.

13 year old Raven is an interesting but it could work.

I don't know how much hope I have for this show, titans is not something that works on a tv budget or live action

I just can't add another DC show to all the ones I'm already watching, jeeze, I never thought I'd say we have too many DC shows.

As far as the streaming service I can see it being something I subscribe to one month and binge everything that has happened once a year or so. Hell that seems to be the only way to go when everyone and their mother has a streaming service. Keep netflix and change between the others for original shows every month.
WTF.... wait so Cyborg is not going to be in the show????? WOW!!!! No wonder TNT scrapped the project

Because OF COURSE we're all going to freak out that a black woman was cast to play an alien princess.

Completely predictable.

I don't think anyone has a problem with a black actress playing Star Fire. I think people are more concerned about taking an iconic character with an iconic look and drastically changing the character.

As I said before I hope they give us a classic star fire look. But hopefully they make the mini skirt at least a little longer than what it is in the comics :lol:

Autbot_Benz
08-31-2017, 01:57 PM
Dick Grayson has been cast

http://i.imgur.com/FMmNfAT.jpg

http://deadline.com/2017/08/titans-brenton-thwaites-lead-dick-grayson-dc-live-action-series-robin-1202159057/

Autbot_Benz
09-07-2017, 04:52 PM
http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2017/09/07/breaking-news-titans-lands-its-hawk-and-dove?sf112329969=1

Alan Ritchson (Raph from the PD movies) is playing Hawk

Minka Kelly is playing Dove