Australian actor Brenton Thwaites, who most recently played the young male lead in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and last year’s “Gods of Egypt,” has scored the key role of Dick Grayson/Nightwing in the “Titans” series which was previously setup at TNT.
The series, a live-action adaptation of the “Teen Titans” comics series, sees Thwaites’ Grayson leave behind his Robin identity and emerge from Batman’s shadow to become the leader of a fearless band of young, soon-to-be superheroes. While the statement doesn’t officially say Nightwing, casting breakdowns from the other month confirm the character takes on that moniker in the series.
In the statement, DC Chief Geoff Johns says: “Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have. Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protege and the Titans future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character.”
Thwaites joins a cast that currently includes Tegan Croft as Raven and Anna Diop as Starfire. “Titans” is set to stream exclusively on DC’s new online digital service which will be launched at some point next year.
Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are executive producing.
Source: TV Line