Ahead of its debut, DC Universe has handed out an early second season renewal to its live-action drama series “Titans” from producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti.
News of the renewal was announced at New York Comic Con following the show’s world premiere at the event and the news earlier this week which sees the series to be released via Netflix outside the United States. The episode count as not revealed but will likely match the eleven episodes produced for the show’s first season.
Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson star in the series about a group of young heroes as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. The cast turned up at the screening and addressed the backlash that arose following the first trailer’s release at Comic Con back in July.
Thwaites says: “I understand that fans can react to certain things that they feel are strange. As an artist…it is part of your heart that goes in to making these shows – you want to show the guys and the girls something they have not seen before. I feel we really should stay true to our own vibe and our own style. I take [the criticism] with a grain of salt, but I do take it.”
“Titans” will premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 12th. Netflix hasn’t yet set a date for a launch of the show, the deal likely to be a weekly broadcast on October 13th, if not then a full season release sometime early 2019.