Pretty Little Liars star Drew Van Acker has seemingly signed on to DC Universe's Titans, with reports suggesting he's playing Garth/Aqualad.
Van Acker, who played Jason DiLaurentis on Pretty Little Liars, posted a photo of himself to Instagram with the hashtags "DC Universe" and "Titans," teasing the possibility he'll appear on the show. At this time it's unknown who he might be playing, but reports from the Titans Facebook Group corroborated by sources for GWW suggest he's playing Aqualad.
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 andRamona Fradon created the character, with Phil Jimenez responsible for his transformation into Tempest.
Another version of Aqualad, Kaldur'ahm, first appeared in Young Justice before making his way to the comics in 2010's Brightest Day #4. He was created by Brandon Vietti, Greg Weisman and Phil Bourassa.
At this time, it's not officially confirmed who Van Acker will play, or if he's indeed joining the cast. He'd be one of many new characters, including Joshua Orpin as Superboy, Esai Morales as Deathstroke, Chella Man as Jericho and Chelsea T. Zhang as Ravager.
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.