Along with the full details of DC Universe, Warner Bros.' upcoming subscription streaming service, arrives an updated synopsis for the Titans live-action series that hints at a conspiracy that unites the young superheroes.
The previous description for the show, which launches this fall with the digital platform, only referred to Batman's former sidekick Robin, aka Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), leading a group of young superheroes recruited from "every corner of the world." However, the new synopsis finds Grayson and Rachel Roth, better known as Raven (Teagan Croft), becoming "embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth":
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
The team's lineup is largely inspired by DC's The New Teen Titans, launched in 1980 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, in which a manipulative Raven gathers young heroes -- including Robin, Starfire and Beast Boy -- to fight the threat posed to Earth by her father, the demon Trigon. Although it's rumored that Trigon is part of Titans' first season, there's no way to know yet whether he's part of the conspiracy (his ambitions could certainly qualify as "Hell on Earth," though).
We do know, however, that Titans will introduce the Hawk and Dove, as well as the Doom Patrol, the classic DC superhero team that will spin off into its own series. Recent set photos have confirmed an appearance by Jason Todd, while speculation has swirled around the possible inclusion of Wonder Girl and Superboy.
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach.