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The Titans team will slowly but surely start to assemble (are we allowed to use that word here?) when the DC Universe streaming service debuts its first original series on Friday, Oct. 12.
Releasing new episodes weekly, Titans finds Dick Grayson (played by Pirates of the Caribbean 5‘s Brenton Thwaites) toiling as a Detroit police detective, having put an apparently rocky break-up with Gotham City billionaire Bruce Wayne aka Batman behind him.
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“He’s at a point where he doesn’t agree with [Batman’s] way of fighting crime, so he went on the road to find justice in a way that he believes in,” Thwaites tells TVLine. As such, by day he is a lone wolf police detective, but by night he remains Robin, the costumed crimefighter fated to one day rechristen himself Nightwing.
“He’s trying to find his ‘new thing,’ though it’s clear he hasn’t found it,” the Aussie actor notes. “But he’s searching, and that’s what the show is about.”
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It is in the course of his day job that Dick meets Rachel Roth aka Raven (Home & Away‘s Teagan Croft), a young empath who is a bit too attuned to the detective’s tortured past, in which his parents tragically died. Orphaned and each battling (figurative or literal) demons, the two find common ground.
Describing the duo’s dynamic as “big brother/little sister” (and maybe even “father/daughter”), Thwaites says that Dick’s “intuition tells him that Rachel needs him, and that draws him strangely close to the sort of things he has been trying to get away from.”
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At the close of a harrowing Episode 2 skirmish, Rachel is pulled into the orbit of “Kory” (aka Koriand’r aka Starfire), a badass who boasts her own out-of-this-world origin story — though she sadly isn’t aware of it at the moment!
“In the pilot episode, Starfire wakes up having lost her...
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