Given the inconsistency of the season lengths for original series on DC Universe, there may be some question about just how many episodes to expect from Season 2 of Titans, currently under way.
Premiering in October 2018, the first season of the live-action series was announced as 12 episodes, only for viewers to be surprised when that was cut short, with the producers using much of what was originally intended for the Season 1 finale to create the Season 2 premiere. "We thought it was such a good cliffhanger at the end of 11," showrunner Greg Walker explained last year, referring to Dick Grayson in thrall to Trigon, "and we wanted to go for an even bigger, better Season 2 opener. We had a big idea, and our friends at DC bought it.”
That truncation goes a long way to clarify why the Season 2 premiere, "Trigon," was tonally uneven, with the third act so different from the first two. However, it may also explain the length of the current season: 13 episodes; that is, 12 plus the one drawn from Season 1.
While the first season brought together the main cast, the second season will continue to expand on their stories even while introducing even more new characters. Donna Troy, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger, introduced in Season 1 as old friends of Dick Grayson, are established in the Season 2 premiere to have been members of the original Titans. Two episodes in, the new season has also revealed new threats in the form of Deathstroke and Doctor Light, as well a troubled girl, Rose Wilson, although it's not clear yet whether she's friend or foe. And then there's Superboy, who escaped with the dog Krypto from Project Cadmus in the Season 1 finale's post-credits scene. We've still yet to meet Aqualad, a member of the original Titans, and Jericho.
DC Universe's original programming does not seem beholden to a standard season length. Doom Patrol's premiere season had far more episodes, with 15, while Swamp Thing had even fewer with 10. Surpassing them all was the third season of Young Justice, at nearly twice the length, with 26.
Titans Season 2 stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Kory Anders, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth, Ryan Potter as Garfield Logan, Curran Walters as Jason Todd and Conor Leslie as Donna Troy, with Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger, Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall, Joshua Orpin as Superboy, Chelsea Zhang as Rose Wilson, Chella Man as Jericho, Drew Van Acker as Aqualad, Esai Morales as Deathstroke and Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne. A new episode premieres every Friday on DC Universe.