DC ‘Titans’ Adds Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as Hawk and Dove
DC’s Titans might already have their own spinoff. After adding more recognizable heroes to the teen team, the new live-action DC digital series has added a Hawk and Dove with Smallville alum Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly, potentially eying the pair for their own series.
Deadline reported both castings separately, noting that former Smallville Aquaman Ritchson will play Hank Hall, one half of the involved vigilantes, and described as “an aggressive, offensive bruiser,” while Kelly’s Dove (real name: Dawn Granger) is “strategic, defensive and lithe.” Both roles are recurring with an option to turn regular in a potential Season 2, though the pair are also being considered for their own spinoff. Worth noting; both characters were reportedly part of Akiva Goldsman’s original TNT pilot.
Elsewhere, Pirates of the Caribbean star Brenton Thwaites will lead the 2018 DC drama as Dick Grayson, who “emerges from Batman’s shadow to become the leader of a fearless band of young, soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe.” Ritchson and Kelly also join 24 alum Anna Diop as “Starfire” princess Koriand’r, and young Australian Teagan Croft as Raven in the 2018 series.
Here’s the synopsis for the series, which will air on DC’s upcoming digital service:
“Titans” follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. “Titans” is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
Currently eyed for 2018, the new live-action Titans will be written by Akiva Goldsman, DC boss Geoff Johns and DC TV leader Greg Berlanti. The initial synopsis only listed Dick Grayson, Starfire and Raven by name, though Johns hinted over Twitter that comic staple Beast Boy would be making an appearance as well. The initial press release included a classic cover for The New Teen Titans that features Raven, Starfire, Kid Flash, Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Wonder Girl, though Kid Flash already appears on The CW’s Flash, while Cyborg was prominently elevated to the live-action Justice League.
We’ll likely learn more in the coming weeks, but who else might Titans recruit?