Titans will stay to fight another day, or more accurately, another season.
The DC Universe series featuring the protégés of some of the world’s mightiest heroes has had a third season ordered just ahead of the second season’s finale which premiers this Friday. The new season is expected to debut in August of 2020.
Based on a long-running DC Comics superhero team, the series centers on Batman’s sidekick Robin/Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and the team of teen superheroes he leads which includes Starfire/Koriand’r (Anna Diop), Changeling/Gar Logan (Ryan Potter), Raven/Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft) and Wonder Girl/Donna Troy (Conor Leslie).
Launched in August 2018, DC Universe’s programming consists of old library content as well as new original shows based on the comic books published by DC Comics. Additionally, it provides a large library of older comic book runs available to read.
Titans was the premier original show on the service, initially gaining notoriety when pre-launch advertising suggested the series would have a gritty tone. It didn’t help that it had Robin saying “Fuck Batman,” at one point in the first trailer released for the show.
Other original series on DC Universe include Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, and the upcoming animated Harley Quinn and live-action Stargirl.
News of the renewal is a strong indicator from DC Universe that it intends to be around this time next year. The year since the service launched has seen parent company AT&T cancel another of its niche streaming services FilmStruck, with the intention of folding some of its content into the upcoming HBOMax streaming service. Speculation had been running that at some point DC Universe might suffer a similar fate. But a commitment like this to its flagship show feels like a vote of confidence in their own, independent future.