The top picks for the roles of Hawk and Dove on DC's live-action Titans TV series have been revealed, along with details concerning another key supporting player on the show. Hawk and Dove were once reported as being part of the Titans TV show's core lineup, back when the show was in development at TNT in 2015. Much has changed over the two years since then and now, the Titans show will instead be helping to launch DC's digital service in 2018, along with the belated third season of the animated DC TV series Young Justice (aka. Young Justice: Outsiders).
Titans is currently being co-developed by such names as Akiva Goldsman (who has been involved with the project since its TNT days), Arrowverse co-creator Greg Berlanti and DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns, among others. So far, two of the four core Titans team members on the show have been cast - Raven (Teagan Croft) and Princess Koriand’r/Starfire (Anna Diop), to be exact - with the actors playing Nightwing and Beast Boy yet to be confirmed and Cyborg sitting the series out, now that he's part of the DC Extended Universe instead (where he is portrayed by Ray Fisher). Although Hawk and Dove won't be full-time Titans themselves, they will serve as important recurring players on the TV series.
According to That Hashtag Show, DC is currently looking at Alan Ritchson and Rebecca Rittenhouse to play Hawk and Dove, respectively, on Titans. In addition to having played Arthur Curry aka. Aquaman on Smallville and Raphael in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie reboot series, Ritchson has expressed interest in playing another DC superhero (namely, Shazam!) in the DCEU. With Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg now officially in pre-production on Shazam! and actively casting the title role, it might not be long before we find out whether or not Ritchson has any future at all with the world of DC TV/film.
Rittenhouse is a lesser-known compared to Ritchson, but has played recurring roles on such TV series as Red Band Society, Blood & Oil and The Mindy Project, to date. It should also be emphasized that neither of these roles, which will be recurring guest stars with the option to become series regulars, have been actually cast at this stage, so Ritchson and Rittenhouse's involvement is not yet a given.
Here is the official breakdown for Titans' version of Dove, in particular:
Recurring Female (25-30) [Open ethnicity] Graceful master fighting machine. She straddles the world of being a thrill-seeking and do-gooding vigilante, along with being her crime fighting partner's emotional anchor and caregiver. She loves him but fears what he's become...RECURRING GUEST STAR WITH SERIES REGULAR OPTION.
As mentioned earlier, however, Hawk and Dove aren't the only help that the Titans will be getting during their live-action small screen debut. The character of Detective Amy Rohrbach, who in the world of DC Comics is one of the few law-abiding (read: "clean") cops in Bludhaven and eventually becomes an ally to Dick Grayson/Nightwing, is also set to appear on the Titans TV show. The casting for that role is more of an open race than that for Hawk and Dove, with no known frontrunners to report at the moment.
Here is the character breakdown for Det. Rohrbach on the Titans live-action TV series:
Supporting Female (25-35) [OPEN] She is the detective alongside Dick Grayson who knows more than she lets on. Pretty, has tattoos.
Titans premieres on DC's streaming service sometime in the first half of 2018.
Source: That Hashtag Show
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