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Titans: Here's Who Will Play Aqualad on the DC Universe Show

Last month, reports indicated Pretty Little Liars star Drew Van Acker would play Garth/Aqualad on DC Universe's Titans. He's now been confirmed for that role.

TV Insider revealed Acker would play the character on Titans. The DCUTitans Twitter also made the casting official through a tweet. A description of the character reads, "Garth is a founding member of the Titans and was Aquaman's eager sidekick known as Aqualad. Also born in Atlantis and a member of the royal court, young Garth was trained by Aquaman as a protector of life above and below the ocean. He would eventually step out from the shadow of his mentor to become his own hero as a Titan along with many other former sidekicks."

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In DC Comics, Aqualad was one of the founding members of the Teen Titans, along with Robin, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl. Titans will have to make changes, since the original lineup on the DC Universe streaming service was based on the more popular version from the New Teen Titans featuring Robin, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy. Aqualad is one of many new characters joining the show, including Superboy, Deathstroke, Jericho and Ravager, with more rumored.

First appearing in 1960's Adventure Comics #269, Aqualad was the Atlantean sidekick of Aquaman and a founding member of the Teen Titans. He eventually went on to take on the identity of Tempest in the comics. He possesses super-strength as well as mystical abilities. If he is indeed appearing on the show, it's unclear how it might change or alter his powers. Robert Bernstein and Ramona Fradon created the character, with Phil Jimenez responsible for his transformation into Tempest.

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Now streaming on DC Universe, Titans Season 1 stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Kory Anders, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth and Ryan Potter as Garfield Logan, with Rachel Nichols as Angela, Seamus Dever as Trigon, Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger, Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall and Curran Walters as Jason Todd. Season 2 arrives this fall.

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