DC’s ‘Titans’ Casts Alan Ritchson as Hawk & Minka Kelly as Dove
DC has announced 2 more members of its ‘Titans‘ superhero team, adding Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as the duo Hawk and Dove.
As a crime-fighting, vigilante duo, and romantic couple, Hawk and Dove are the perfect example of opposites attract. Hawk is an aggressive, offensive bruiser while Dove is strategic, defensive and lithe. They were granted their gifts by the Lords of Order and the Lords of Chaos – two otherworldly sects that eventually went to war with each other. The characters first appeared in the comic books back in 1968 and were originally 2 brothers – Hank and Don Hall. When Don was killed during the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ event in 1985, Dawn Granger joined Hank as Dove.
Alan Ritchson is just coming off the back of the, now canceled, ‘Blood Drive’, but you may have seen him in ‘Black Mirror’, and playing Raphael ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movies. This also isn’t his first time crossing paths with DC as he played Aquaman in ‘Smallville’. Minka Kelly has appeared in ‘Jane the Virgin’, ‘The Path’, and ‘Almost Human’, but is probably best know as Lyla in ‘Friday Night Lights’.
Ritchson & Kelly join the previously announced cast of Brenton Thwaites (‘Home and Away’, ‘Gods of Egypt’, ‘Maleficent’) as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop (’24: Legacy’) as Starfire, and Teagan Croft (‘Home and Away’) as Raven.
Written and produced by Akiva Goldsman (‘Star Trek: Discovery’, ‘The Dark Tower’, ‘Fringe’), DC God Geoff Johns (‘The Flash’, ‘Arrow’) and the Arrowverse’s Greg Berlanti, the tv series will centre around Dick Grayson, aka Batman’s partner, Robin. After years as part of the Dynamic Duo, Dick struggled to find his place outside the Dark Knight’s shadow. Finally striking out as his own man, he emerges as a leader, mentor and father figure to his new family, the Titans. The show is based on DC’s ‘Teen Titans’ & ‘Titans’ comic book series.
‘Titans‘ is set to air on DC’s new digital streaming service but it’s still not entirely clear if this service is going to be US only, or if it will be available worldwide. We also don’t yet know if the show will be connected to the rest of Greg Berlanti’s Arrowverse, but we’ll bring you more updates as we get them.