Netflix has signed a deal with WB that gives Netflix the rights to stream the live-action superhero drama series Titans overseas.
Titans will be hosted by Netflix in markets other than the US where the series will be unveiled on DC Universe’s own streaming service and China where Netflix doesn’t operate.
Their deal is identical to past such deals that Netflix has with other networks like CBS All Access for the international streaming rights to Star Trek: Discovery. Netflix had earlier co-licensed Black Lightning from WB TV.
Brenton Thwaites plays Robin in Titans, and the cast also features Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Minka Kelly as Dove, and Alan Ritchson as Hawk. Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti via Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions are the executive producers along with Warner Bros. Television. The first season of the series will comprise of 11 episodes.
Over the weekend, Titans’ world premiere would happen at New York Comic-Con, and there will be a Q & A session between fans and the show’s cast/executive producers.
“Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.”
Thwaites said that the rapport between the heroes also exists among the actors playing the roles.
“My favorite scenes [were] fighting [alongside] those guys because, one, I feel like the actors that were cast were all brilliant and lovely to work with, and we all got along really well,” Thwaites said. “But also, the scenes were quite difficult and [we had] night shoots in the winter in the snow, so I feel like that camaraderie just in the actors alone hopefully transfers to the TV.”
Titans is set to premiere on DC Universe on Oct. 12th.