DC Universe's Titans season 2 casts Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent aka. Superboy. Warner Bros' DC Universe streaming service launched on Batman Day 2018, offering a library of DC comics as well as animated movies and TV series. However, it's DC Universe's originals that have perhaps drawn the most attention, including the service's very first original TV show: Titans. Titans was renewed for season 2 even before it debuted on DC Universe, but the show's popularity proved it was a good move on Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's part.
Titans season 1 followed the adventures of Dick Grayson aka. Robin, Kory Anders aka. Starfire, Rachel Roth aka. Raven and Gar Logan aka. Beast Boy as they joined together to become the comic book team known as the Teen Titans. A more mature take on the typical Teen Titans group, Titans also introduced viewers to elder superheroes Hawk and Dove, while Justice League member Batman was a tangible figure in Dick's pursuit to escape his sidekick role of Robin. The Titans season 1 finale ended on a cliffhanger that saw the team broken apart by Trigon. But the Titans post-credits scene paved the way for a new ally in the form of Superboy and his trusty dog Krypto.
Now, DC is reporting Titans has found their Superboy, with Aussie actor Joshua Orpin landing the role of Conner Kent. He'll make his official Titans debut in season 2, after Conner Kent was played by a stunt double for the season 1 finale post-credits scene. DC also unveiled an official description for the Conner Kent character that sees him crossing paths with the Titans in season 2:
Superboy, aka Conner Kent, is the angsty teenager of steel searching for purpose and the truth about his past. While looking for answers, he crashes into the world of the Titans where he finds an unlikely home and surrogate family as well as revelations that carry more complications than he ever bargained for.
Fans of Conner Kent/Superboy are no doubt excited to see him join the DC Universe series in season 2, but it's unclear how or when the team and the "teenager of steel" will cross paths. After all, the Titans themselves are currently split, with Raven helping her father, Trigon; Beast Boy and Dick Grayson are also on Trigon's side at the moment with the former staying loyal to Rachel and the latter being under the control of Trigon. Starfire and Donna Troy aka. Wonder Girl are left on the outside, with Hawk and Dove elsewhere but remaining potential allies.
Of course, the Titans season 1 finale was reshot and the season overall originally included another episode, but the series' showrunner revealed the original season 1 finale became the season 2 premiere. What exactly that means for when Superboy will be introduced remains to be seen. He may not arrive until the second episode of Titans season 2. With filming on Titans season 2 gearing up to start soon (if it hasn't started already), we may learn more about how Superboy factors into the upcoming episodes. Further, fans may soon get their first look at Orpin as Conner Kent through set photos or an officially released first look image. Until then, fans will have to wait and see what Orpin brings to Titans season 2 as Superboy.
Titans season 1 is currently available to stream on DC Universe and internationally on Netflix; season 2 will premiere on DC Universe in the future.