Superheroes are all the rage nowadays, and DC has a new project in development that will bring an iconic team of superheroes to live action on the small screen for the very first time. A Titans TV show is in the works to debut on DC's upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service. We've known some of the heroes who will appear on the show for a while, but there has been no news of the actors who will bring these characters to life... until now. Titans has officially cast its first hero. Teagan Croft will play Raven.
The Titans version of Raven is the daughter of a demon, according to Deadline. As a powerful empath, she can be a great asset to a team of good guys as they fight whatever villains get in their way. At the same time, if she doesn't keep her emotional reactions restrained, she runs the risk of letting her demonic side take over. It sounds like she'll be as dangerous as she is valuable, and we have to hope that the rest of the Titans team will be able to help her.
All things considered, it seems that the Titans version of Raven will be pretty familiar to fans of Raven in DC Comics lore. Comics Raven was the first and only daughter of the conquering demon Trigon. She ultimately fled to Earth to escape her father's influence, where she would join forces with the Teen Titans and help them fight the good fight. She battled darkness and was known to struggle with her abilities as an empath and manipulator of darkness, but she was fundamentally on the side of the heroes. It should be interesting to see what Teagan Croft does with the role.
Teagan Croft will serve as one of the leads of the Titans series, and she'll be a series regular as Raven. Titans will mark Croft's first project based out of the United States. The 13-year-old actress is Australian and had yet to break into showbiz in America prior to landing the role of Raven. Her previous acting credits are the long-running Australian soap opera Home and Away and the movie The Osiris Child. Titans will be a pretty big deal for the young actress.
I'm actually a little surprised at how young Raven will evidently be in Titans. When the show was announced, it was revealed that Dick Grayson would be the leading man in his Nightwing persona (rather than Robin) as he stepped out from Batman's shadow. Given that Nightwing would at least be a young adult if he's moving out on his own to fight crime in another city, it would have made sense if the other Titans would also be young adults. Teagan Croft's casting could point to a relatively young squad of heroes with Nightwing as an older figure. Alternately, Raven could just be a young character surrounded by older teammates. We'll have to wait and see.
In addition to Raven and Nightwing, we'll get Starfire, Beast Boy, and undoubtedly others who have not yet been announced. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in superhero news, and check out our summer TV guide and fall TV schedule for what you can watch while we wait for Titans to debut in 2018.