It’s a good time to be a bad hero.
Deadline reports DC Universe’s Titans has been renewed for a third season. The program, which stars Brenton Thwaites as the most insecure and screwed up Dick Grayson to ever make it to the screen, currently debuts episodes of its second season on the DC-focused streaming service on Fridays. It also features Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Curran Walters as Jason Todd, Conor Leslie as Donna Troy, Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, and Minka Kelly as Dove.
Despite a rough pilot episode, the series as matured into a story about well-meaning, would-be heroes screwing up their lives and anything resembling a mission. The take resembles an angry, late teens version of Teen Titans GO! with swearing and the occasional suggestion of sex thrown in to give viewers the impression that the show is edgy. At it’s core, though, it is about an ersatz family trying to make its way even as it is threatened by an old enemy. And, for that, it’s certainly worth sticking around for a third year.
The renewal, specifically tied to the DC Universe service, suggests the platform will remain viable through 2021. In the wake of WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service, it was unclear if DC Universe would continue or be folded into the offerings on the main Warner platform. Fellow DC Universe program Doom Patrol will simulcast its second season on both DC Universe and HBO Max when the latter launches in May of next year.
Sadly, as Deadline mentions, the fates could not be as kind to Swamp Thing, a series we absolutely adored. But at least the continued existence of Titans and Doom Patrol prove you can do interesting things with more obscure DC Comics characters.
Titans currently streams Fridays on DC Universe.