Releasing date- 12 august, on HBO MAX
Titans season 3 has an official release date of August 2021 – and now there's a trailer, which you can watch below. Originally made for the US-only DC Universe app, the superhero team show is coming back this summer, making its debut on HBO Max as one of the streaming service's biggest exclusive offerings so far.
Based on the DC Comics team Teen Titans, the R-rated TV interpretation follows the group of young heroes as they deal with their powers, learn how to work together, and take down criminals – led by former Robin-turned-Nightwing, Dick Grayson.
Titans was set to return in 2020, but due to filming being delayed as a result of Covid-19, Titans is now unlikely to return until the latter half of 2021. That said, there's already been a plethora of news about the series and rife speculation making its way across the web, setting up what could be the biggest season of superhero action ever. And that includes the casting of Jonathan Crane, also known as the Scarecrow – who'll be played in Titans season 3 by Vincent Kartheiser.
The full confirmed cast list so far for Titans season 3 can be seen below:
- Brenton Thwaites – Dick Grayson/Nightwing
- Anna Diop – Kory Anders/Starfire
- Teagan Croft – Rachel Roth/Raven
- Ryan Potter – Garfield “Gar” Logan/Beast Boy
- Alan Ritchson – Hank Hall/Hawk
- Minka Kelly – Dawn Granger/Dove
- Curran Walters – Jason Todd
- Conor Leslie – Donna Troy/Wonder Girl
- Joshua Orpin – Conner Kent/Superboy
- Chelsea Zhang – Rose Wilson/Ravager
- Damaris Lewis – Blackfire
- Iain Glen – Bruce Wayne
- Savannah Welch – Barbara Gordon
- Jay Lycurgo – Tim Drake
- Vincent Kartheiser – Jonathan Crane
All of the main cast of superheroes from Titans season 2 will return - including Conor Leslie's Donna Troy, who was seemingly killed off in last year's finale. Iain Glen's Bruce Wayne will return (along with his 'American' accent) too.Advertisement
Titans is known for its extensive line-up and season 3 is set to increase that further, thanks to the arrival of numerous fan-favorite characters from the world of Batman. Most notably, Savanna Welch has been confirmed to play Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), while Jay Lycurgo will suit up as Tim Drake, the third Robin.
More villains are incoming too, as season 2 guest star Blackfire (Damaris Lewis) will be bumped up to a regular member, alongside the introduction of Arkham Asylum inmate Dr. Jonathan Crane, aka Scarecrow. In April 2021, it was confirmed that Crane will be played by Vincent Kartheiser, best known as Mad Men's Pete Campbell and Connor from Buffy spin-off Angel.
Cole King has been cast in an undisclosed role. It's widely speculated that he is playing a much younger version of Jason Todd.
Titans season 3 story: what we know
Season 3 of Titans will take the group from San Francisco into the heart of Gotham City. Here, Dick Grayson will meet up with Barbara Gordon, the former Batgirl who was paralyzed by Joker and now heads up the GCPD . The two will work together and try to learn from the "mistakes of their parents", according to showrunner Greg Walker.
At the same time, Dr. Jonathan Crane will serve as an inmate at Arkham Asylum who offers his services as a criminal profiler to the police department.
variety also confirmed that Tim Drake will enter the show "as a streetwise kid who’s managed to grow up on the toughest streets without losing his indelible belief in heroism." Interestingly, Jay Lycurgo who plays Drake, will appear as a supporting role in The Batman from Matt Reeves in 2022. We expect this to be nothing more than a coincidence, but Lycurgo can be seen as one of the terrified goons in the debut trailer.