TITANS season one was definitely one that struggled immensely trying to find its path, drawing ire far and wide from the DC fandom. The show was renewed for a season two a few weeks before the show premiered, drawing confusion from fans. This turned out to be a standard however, as purportedly, Doom Patrol has already been renewed for a second season as well.
As it turns out, the renewal for TITANS was well deserved. Parrot Analytics reported to Screen Rant, as TITANS went up in demand on DC Universe as the season progressed. Parrot Analytics, a data science company tracks metrics of audience demand for TV shows does so by measuring viewer interaction with the brand of a TV show online. TITANS was one of the most in-demand shows of 2018, with the data being pulled from November 17th to December 16th showing TITANS was in the top 0.03 percent of TV shows, classed as “amazing”. Being “amazing”, the show is comparable to other favorite superhero shows according to the data.
For season 2 of TITANS, a casting call went out via Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission, with the casting associate looking for someone of the following skills.
“ROLE: Male, 21-24, Mixed Latino or Mixed Asian. As a young boy, Max was a kind-hearted soul who never measured up to the expectations of his domineering military father. Bullied by his peers, he retreated even further inward. He’s a misfit who’s always longed for acceptance and love, but never found it, always suffering betrayal by those he dared to believe in most. As a result, he’s grown into a young man who now longs to inflict pain on all those who have caused him pain… 7/13 SERIES REGULAR… PLEASE ALSO SUBMIT ACTORS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING, AND NOTE ANY ACTORS WHO ARE FLUENT IN ASL”Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission
I did not realize this, but the son of Deathstroke (Joe/Jericho) uses sign language as his primary method of communication due to being rendered mute as a boy. So TITANS is pulling out all the stops as they will not only be casting the son of Deathstroke, but it turns out they are looking to cast Deathstroke’s daughter(Rose/Ravager) and Deathstroke himself. They look to be changing the backstory a bit, so if you want to see what their plan is, check out the descriptions for both Deathstroke and Ravager over at That Hashtag Show.
Doom Patrol Season 2 Renewal Source: Fandom Wire
Casting Call Source: Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission
TITANS S1 Popularity Source: Screen Rant
Deathstroke Casting Source: That Hashtag Show