When there’s trouble, you know what to do! Call Cyborg! He can shoot a rocket from his shoe! ‘Cuz he’s Cyborg! Uh, that is how the theme song goes, isn’t it? Fans of the Teen Titans TV show might have heard about the live action version at TNT and about how the network trashed the idea last year and about how they’ve dug it up, rearranged it, and resuscitated it, titling it Titans.
The latest news regarding Titans is the new director, Brad Anderson. This is a guy with an impressive resume. He’s worked on plenty of movies and shows, and it seems Titans is in good hands. Just don’t bother tuning in to the airwaves, it’s not going to show up on your home screen.
Nope. Instead, TNT is also launching an online streaming service, and Titans will be exclusive to that. No details on a date or how much the service will cost as of yet. What we do know is that the series will run for around thirteen episodes, so it won’t last long – not at first, anyway.
Viewership may well depend on how many people are willing to shell out for the streaming service, and with comic book shows saturating every corner of television, TNT will have to bank on fans of the cartoon being loyal enough to help its live-action version take off.
The cast for the live action Teen Titans is nearly complete. We have Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Anna Diop as Starfire, Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach, and Teagan Croft as Raven. The only one left is Beast Boy – wait, what? Where the heck is Cyborg? What’s that? Is he too busy with his own feature movie, in addition to his work in Justice League? I’ve got just one word for that. Booyah.