SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for "Dick Grayson," the Titans Season 1 finale, streaming now on DC Universe.
In a post-credits scene following the Season 1 finale of Titans, a young man breaks out of Cadmus Laboratory in Metropolis and frees a dog with glowing red eyes, heralding the arrival of the Conner Kent version of Superboy and his dog Krypto.
Connor, of course, was a member of the Titans during writer Geoff Johns' run on the comic book series in the early to mid-2000's. Since then, the character has been associated with the team, including the animated series Young Justice, though Titans showrunner Greg Walker noted the cloned Superman's appearance was not initially planned when production on the series began.
"It definitely wasn’t something that we thought of until the very end," Walker told Entertainment Weekly. "I think we knew that would be a direction that would be exciting for the fans and a tease that would be interesting for us as well, and that was the best spot to put it in."
Despite the character's late introduction, along with his super-powered canine companion, Walker observed that the writers are still determining Superboy's direction in the upcoming second season of the series.
"What I can say is that we still want to take the same dimensionalized and psychologically grounded approach that we do with the other characters and apply that same pressure to Conner Kent and see what shakes out when you put a character like that through that test," he explained. "Questions of identity, questions of powers, questions of your place in the universe. These are all questions that are interesting for any kind of Superman character, and are really interesting for Conner."
Now streaming on DC Universe, Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Kory Anders, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth and Ryan Potter as Garfield Logan, and guest starring Rachel Nichols as Angela, Seamus Dever as Trigon, Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger, Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall and Curran Walters as Jason Todd.