Currently, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, and iZombie are hitting the small screen, but Warner Bros. is planning to expand their live-action TV offerings with Titans. The new series will premiere on the cable network TNT, while Academy Award winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will reportedly develop the new TV show. Although it's unclear what version of the Teen Titans team will be featured on the cable network, let's take a look at what could be shown on Titans.
Dick Grayson's adult alter ego, Nightwing is a clear leader when it comes to delivering a badass TV show. Having someone like Nightwing at the helm of Titans will show viewers that this TV show isn't a light and fun version of the Teen Titans, but rather something more adult and serious. Adding Nightwing to the cast of characters could also be a good brand recognition move considering his close ties to Batman and his former role as Robin, the Boy Wonder. It's difficult to say who I'd like to see in the role, but someone like Logan Lerman could be suited for the job.
It would be easy to add The Flash to Titans, if only the TV series Flash wasn't featuring Barry Allen and it wasn't on a different network (Titans will be on TNT, while The Flash is on The CW; Time Warner owns both networks, along with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.). It could also give a one-day possibility for a Titans/Flash crossover down the road too. Regardless, Dick Grayson and Wally West make a good one-two combo and would give Titans some good pazazz.
Also known as Wonder Girl or Darkstar, Donna Troy would be a fine addition to the Titans team. It's clear that TNT and Akiva Goldsman are trying to make a TV series that would appeal to a young adult audience, so in some ways, it's a younger version of The Justice League. I can see someone like Ashleigh Brewer (The Bold and the Beautiful) or Merritt Patterson (Ravenswood) playing the role.
Born Garfield Logan, Beast Boy could be harder to pull off on TV with smaller budgets, considering the shape-shifting and his appearance. He would be a good fit to see a live-action version of Beast Boy on TV. We have the character on Teen Titans Go!, so why not another version of Beast Boy on the small screen.
Raven would be a good addition to the Titans TV show. She could give it a supernatural feel with some dark magic. She's a great character with an interesting backstory that could be mined for many, many episodes. I mean, can't you just see Raven on a billboard or poster promoting Titans on TNT?!
Much like Raven, I would love to see Cyborg on a billboard or poster for Titans on TNT. Adding Cyborg to the Titans roster could give another reason to crossover The Flash with Titans with S.T.A.R. Labs appearing both. While the character does appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as played by Ray Fisher, DC TV and DC movies will not crossover with each other and will remain separate, unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe where movies and TV shows happen altogether.
Also known as Arsenal, Roy Harper's Red Arrow could be the easiest way to crossover The CW's Arrow with TNT's Titans. Red Arrow is Green Arrow's sidekick and a member of the Teen Titans team. Just cast Colton Haynes as Roy Harper and get the damn thing done!
While Raven would give Titans a dash of the magic and fantastical, Starfire would give the new TV series a blast of science fiction. She was born as the princess of the planet Tamaran, but escaped her home world to Earth where she found a place on the Teen Titans team. Starfire has the ability to fly, super-strength, and awesomely powerful starbolt blasts. I can see someone like Skyler Day (Parenthood) or Grace Phipps (The Vampire Diaries) playing Starfire.
What do you think? Who would you like to see on TNT's [Teen Titans](movie:731992)?