DC’s Titans is aiming to roll cameras on Season 3 as soon as the coronavirus shutdown plaguing Hollywood has ended, according to Akiva Goldsman.
DC’s Titans hope to roll cameras on Season 3 as soon as they can, according to show co-creator Akiva Goldsman. The third season of streaming service DC Universe’s flagship show was announced last year, with an expected release date of fall 2020. However, the show hasn’t started shooting yet, due to the coronavirus shutdown. Still, Goldsman is adamant it will get up and running as soon as the restrictions affecting productions worldwide are lifted.
The show, which follows Brenton Thwaites’ Dick Grayson (Nightwing and formerly Batman’s first Robin) and a cast of young superheroes drawn from across the DC Universe, debuted to mixed reviews in 2018 but was renewed for Season 2 in October of that year. The second season of the show, which included Bruce Wayne (Iain Glen), was released in 2019, and the third season was announced shortly before the season 2 finale.
Goldsman told Collider in a video interview that while the show is, like almost everything else in TV and movies, currently on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, he and producer Greg Walker hope to roll cameras as soon as the shutdown is over. He said: “Everything is a bit slowed down, obviously. Season 3 is planning to go in front of the cameras as soon as possible.”
The veteran screenwriter and showrunner, who is currently also working on a TV adaptation of classic sci-fi novel Ringworld, expressed his evident frustration at the show’s shutdown but also confirmed storylines for the third season have been developed. Goldman remained tightlipped on what those storylines will involve and whether or not Glen’s Bruce Wayne would return for season 3.
Fans will be delighted to hear that the show will return soon, though it seems almost certain that it will no longer meet its original fall release date. Season 2 ended with a bang, seeing Deathstroke killed, and Blackfire arriving on earth, and audiences will be clamoring to see what Titans: season 3 brings. Reports have confirmed that Barbara Gordon will appear in the season premiere. At the same time, there is also speculation that several other characters could show up, including Danny Chase AKA Phantasm. The delay may not be all bad news, though. With a complicated timeline and a large number of characters to juggle, the shutdown could allow the writers’ room more time to perfect their storylines, and produce the most entertaining season of Titans yet.