After being cast as Starfire back in August, 24: Legacy actress Anna Diop is finally getting into the role as the alien princess, which she'll portray on the upcoming live-action Titans TV show. Taking to Twitter, Diop shared a behind-the-scenes look at the lengthy visual effects process that'll be used to bring her character to life.
The official character description reveals Starfire is “an alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, Starfire has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans.”
The TV series’ Titans are described as “a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.”
— Anna Diop (@TheAnnaDiop) October 12, 2017
A live-action Titans series had been in development at TNT before being shelved by the cable channel in 2014. However, Johns pledged in early 2015 that DC still had plans for the project; the series went into production in July.
Titans is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). The series will air on Warner Bros.’ new DC Comics-branded digital platform that will launch in 2018. No official release date has been announced.