With the Season 2 of Titans premiering in just over a week, DC Universe has dropped a new trailer for the superhero team series' second season, filling in some blanks left by the initial teaser while simultaneously presenting fans with fresh mysteries.
One of the things we're given a little clarity on is the dynamics of the original Titans team; specifically, we learn that Wonder Girl and Aqualad were once a couple. Whether their break-up was amicable remains to be seen, but knowing that they were once together offers a little more insight into why Donna Troy was insistent on leaving that part of her life in the past.
But the biggest potential development comes in the trailer's final moment, when Dove is seen encouraging Dick Grayson to "be Batman." While we don't view the scene in full context, it appears to take place at the point in the narrative where Dick finally gives up his Robin identity to become Nightwing, a moment the series' executive producer Geoff Johns said would come... eventually.
The season appears to be taking a number of cues from the Marv Wolfman and George Perez's classic Teen Titans story "The Judas Contract," which not only set Deathstroke up as the team's main nemesis but also introduced Jericho as a member of the Titans and set Grayson on the road to forge his own superhero identity as Nightwing, away from Batman's shadow.
In season two, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd (new series regular CURRAN WALTERS) train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove (new series regulars ALAN RITCHSON and MINKA KELLY) and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl (new series regular CONOR LESLIE). Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent (new series regular JOSHUA ORPIN) and Rose Wilson (new series regular CHELSEA ZHANG) – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke (new series regular ESAI MORALES) brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
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, with Rachel Nichols as Angela, Seamus Dever as Trigon, Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger, Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall, Curran Walters as Jason Todd and Joshua Orpin as Superboy. Season 2 arrives Sept. 6.