Sure, DC's most prominent adult heroes are getting ready to strap in for the upcoming Justice League movie, but their younger counterparts are about to make a splash on the small screen as well. The highly-anticipated Teen Titans series (simply titled Titans) is coming together quite nicely since its initial announcement for the new DC-specific streaming service, and every incoming cast member has only added to our excitement. Now it looks like things have just gotten a bit more animalistic, as the upcoming project has found its Beast Boy in the form of Big Hero 6's Ryan Potter.
Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment have officially announced that the upcoming live-action Titans series has found its Beast Boy with the addition of Ryan Potter to the core ensemble. Real name Garfield Logan, Beast Boy is an invaluable member of the Titans team who gains the ability to turn himself into any animal that he can think of after being treated with a mysterious drug to help cure a strange disease known as Sakutia. The most significant drawback to this transformation? His skin permanently turns green.
You can take a look at Ryan Potter (sans the green skin that will likely become his trademark look as Beast Boy) below.
Although he is relatively young, Ryan Potter has built up an impressive resume of voice-acting and live-action work in recent years. He starred on the Nickelodeon show Supah Ninjahs for two seasons, and (perhaps most notably) he has provided the voice of Hiro in the Big Hero 6 universe for the last few years. He took on Hiro for each of the video games that the character shows up in, and he'll also reprise the role for the upcoming Disney series and TV movie. Potter is also known as an accomplished martial artist, which should help him sell Gar's agility and fighting prowess -- two qualities that have come to define his personality over the years, in addition to his lightning-fast wit.
At this point, Ryan Potter is only the latest in a long line of actors and actresses who have signed on for superhero roles on the upcoming Titans series. In addition to Potter, the show has also enlisted the acting chops of Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Teagan Croft as Raven, Anna Diop as Starfire, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, and Minka Kelly as Dove.
As of right now, Titans is currently gearing up to debut in 2018, but without any specific date lined up. Until then, make sure to take a look at CinemaBlend's fall TV premiere guide to get more information on all of the most highly-anticipated upcoming TV shows -- such as Stranger Things Season 2 and The Walking Dead Season 8 -- and fill out your calendars accordingly!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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