The iconic DC Comics alien princess has been cast for DC’s upcoming Teen Titans live-action series Titans and it’s Anna Diop!
A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Teagan Croft had landed the role of the beloved Teen Titans character Raven in the new Titans series that is coming out next year on the yet-to-be-titled DC streaming service. But she won’t be alone as she will have several heroes around her and now one of them has been cast.
Deadline revealed today that 24: Legacy actress Anna Diop has landed the role of Starfire, one of the founding members of the Teen Titans in the DC Universe mythology. Diop, who is also known for her work on Quantico, The Messengers, will be joining Croft as a series regular. Warner Bros. TV describes this version of Starfire
“Starfire (aka Koriand’r) is an alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, she has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans.”
This will mark as Starfire’s live-action debut as she has only been portrayed in animation outside of the comic books. The show will also feature Dick Grayson a.k.a. Nightwing and Garfield Logan a.k.a. Beast Boy who will both be series regulars on Titans. With production set to start this fall on Season 1, which will consist of 13 episodes, we should be getting more news very soon.
“Titans explores one of the most popular comic book teams ever. It follows 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.”