If you stuck around for the entire season of DC Universe’s Titans series, you’ll know that it introduced a potential new member of the team at the very end as a faceless Superboy, along with Krypto, was seen breaking out of Project CADMUS. Now, DC has officially announced that Joshua Orpin will be playing Superboy in the second season of Titans.
Joshua Orpin is a stage and screen actor in his native Australia, but this will be his first major American role. According to the official character description, Superboy, aka Conner Kent, is the “angsty teenager of steel searching for purpose and the truth about his past. While looking for answers, he crashes into the world of the Titans where he finds an unlikely home and surrogate family as well as revelations that carry more complications than he ever bargained for.” DC renewed Titans for a second season before the first had even aired and also developed a spin-off in the form of Doom Patrol (which recently debuted), so it’s likely that DC is keen to keep the Teen Titans around for a little longer.
The darker and more serialized take on the superhero team consists of Robin/Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Raven/Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft), Starfire/Koriand’r (Anna Diop), and Beast Boy/Gar Logan (Ryan Potter) as they fight an evil threatening one of their own — and the world.
As I haven’t checked out the series for myself, I’ll take a note from our own Paul Shirey’s review of the first episode. Calling the series the antithesis of Teen Titans Go, Shirey added that Titans “looks to be a fairly complex version that isn’t afraid of some F-bombs, bloody head shots and faces scrapped against broken car glass. With that in mind, Titans is definitely a superhero show unlike anything else out there, but whether or not that’s a good thing or not is up to you to decide.” No word yet on when the second season will debut.