What we know about Titans season 3, which is expected to return on HBO Max at the end of the year.
Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Netflix's "The Witcher" surged in demand this week and "The Umbrella Academy" returns for its second season on Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After weeks of lagging in audience demand, Netflix's "The Witcher" surged again when the streaming giant announced a prequel series on Monday called "The Witcher: Blood Origin." Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services in the US. The data is based on "demand expressions," Parrot Analytics' globally standardized TV-demand measurement unit. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance. The list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. "The Umbrella Academy" is also in high demand, as its second season debuts on Netflix on Friday. Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" inched a little closer to the top spot again after nabbing an Emmy nomination for best drama series this week, but still couldn't beat "Stranger Things," which also picked up a nod. Below are this week's nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services: SEE ALSO: Netflix took back the Emmy nominations crown from HBO, but didn't have the most nominated show 9. "Lucifer" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 33.7 Description: "Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 100% What critics said: "What a ride, friends. We just enjoyed ten episodes of practically perfect television. Thank you, Netflix, for this gift." — Entertainment Weekly (Season 4) Season 5 premieres on Netflix on August 21. See more insights for "Lucifer." 8. "Doom Patrol" (HBO Max/DC Universe) Times more in demand than the average show: 33.8 Description: "Doom Patrol is a team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes, each of whom has suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured. The members of the team have found their purpose through The Chief and have come together to investigate some of the world's weirdest phenomena. After The Chief mysteriously disappears, though, the reluctant heroes find themselves called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission that they cannot refuse. Doom Patrol, part support group, part superhero team, is a band of super-powered freaks fighting for a world that wants nothing to do with them." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 2): 96% What critics said: "In spite of the plot imbalances, the show's character work remains note-perfect, with showrunner Jeremy Carver and his writers managing to find new depth and connections to characters seemingly exhausted decades ago in their comic-book incarnations." — Polygon (season 2) Season 2 premiered on DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25. See more insights for "Doom Patrol." 7. "Dark" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 34.6 Description: "A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 96% What critics said: "The third season features a satisfying conclusion that could be considered one of the best we have seen from this genre." — Flick Fan Nation (Season 3) Season 3 premiered on Netflix on June 27. See more insights for "Dark." 6. "The Umbrella Academy" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 35.0 Description: "Reunited by their father's death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 92% What critics said: "For every moment that delights you there will likely be one that frustrates you in equal measure. But this is a show whose whole is much more than the sum of its parts, and that is what makes all the difference." — Paste Magazine (season 2) Season 2 premieres July 31 on Netflix. See more insights for "The Umbrella Academy." 5. "The Witcher" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 36.1 Description: "Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 67% What critics said: "I didn't know what to expect beyond "mature" fantasy, but what I got was three interesting plot threads tied together with some really impressive sword fights and magic." — Hogan Reviews (Season 1) Season 1 premiered on Netflix on December 20. See more insights for "The Witcher." 4. "Titans" (DC Universe) Times more in demand than average show: 36.3 Description: "'Titans' follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 81% What critics said: "This hard-hitting drama provided much of the talented cast with some juicy material, while also allowing the show to continue to go from strength-to-strength." — What Culture (Season 2) Season 2 premiered on DC Universe on September 6. See more insights for "Titans." 3. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Disney Plus) Times more in demand than average show: 39.3 Description: "From Dave Filoni, director and executive producer of 'The Mandalorian,' the new 'Clone Wars' episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, exploring the events leading up to 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.'" Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 7): 100% What critics said: "The standout aspect here is the much-improved animation, especially in the action department." — Collider (season 7) Season 7 premiered on February 21 on Disney Plus. See more insights for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." 2. "The Mandalorian" (Disney Plus) Times more in demand than average show: 46.6 Description: "After the fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 93% What critics said: "Do not go in hoping for intergalactic adventures, driven by a chief mystery about who the son, the father or the grandfather of the protagonist is. Go in looking for a samurai western in Star Wars clothing — and you should be in for a pleasant surprise." — Firstpost (Season 1) Season 1 premiered on Disney Plus on November 12. See more insights for "The Mandalorian." 1. "Stranger Things" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 57.1 Description: "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 89% What critics said: "It was the right mixture of fun and spooks and action and good ol' fashioned friendship. It was a gory technicolour delight, and evoked the same joy from the first season, but with a more grown-up energy." — Junkee (Season 3) Season 3 premiered July 4, 2019 on Netflix. See more insights for "Stranger Things."
Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Netflix's "Dark" surged up this week's list.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Audiences are catching on to how good Netflix's sci-fi series "Dark" is in its final season, as the series surged up the demand carts this week.  Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services in the US. The data is based on "demand expressions," Parrot Analytics' globally standardized TV-demand measurement unit. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance. The list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. More than a year after season three debuted last July, Netflix's "Stranger Things" is the top series in the US and has rarely given up that title in that time period. Below are this week's nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services:9. "Narcos: Mexico" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 30.6 Description: "Witness the birth of the Mexican drug war in the 1980s as a gritty new ‚Narcos' saga chronicles the true story of the Guadalajara cartel's ascent." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 87% What critics said: "As ever, it's exquisitely written, cast and shot, making great use of Mexico's stunning landscapes, opulent haciendas and colourful '80s fashions. The series does a fine job too of keeping the viewer straight about a big cast of characters." — Sydney Morning Herald (Season 2) Season 2 premiered February 13 on Netflix. See more insights for "Narcos Mexico". 8. "The Witcher" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 33.6 Description: "Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 67% What critics said: "For all its massive scale, The Witcher is a surprisingly small story centered around three appealing main characters." — Collider (Season 1) Season 1 premiered on Netflix on December 20. See more insights for "The Witcher." 7. "Harley Quinn" (DC Universe) Times more in demand than average show: 35.0 Description: "Harley Quinn has taken down the Joker and Gotham City is finally hers for the taking…whatever's left of it that is. Gotham has become a desolate wasteland, left in ruins, following the huge earthquake caused by the collapse of Joker's tower. Harley's celebration in this newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler, and Two-Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, this group now stands in the way of Harley and her crew from taking sole control of Gotham as the top villains of the city." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 100% What critics said: "One of the best TV takes on comic books you can catch right now." — The Verge (season 2) Season 2 premiered April 3 on DC Universe. See more insights for "Harley Quinn." 6. "Titans" (DC Universe) Times more in demand than average show: 39.9 Description: "'Titans' follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 81% What critics said: "Titans is not going to blow anyone away but it will still appeal to established fans and has some nice moments for fans of DC Comics history." — JoBlo (Season 2) Season 2 premiered on DC Universe on September 6. See more insights for "Titans." 5. "Doom Patrol" (DC Universe/HBO Max) Times more in demand than the average show: 40.2 Description: "Doom Patrol is a team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes, each of whom has suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured. The members of the team have found their purpose through The Chief and have come together to investigate some of the world's weirdest phenomena. After The Chief mysteriously disappears, though, the reluctant heroes find themselves called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission that they cannot refuse. Doom Patrol, part support group, part superhero team, is a band of super-powered freaks fighting for a world that wants nothing to do with them." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 2): 96% What critics said: "The cast inhabits their roles with a kind of familiarity that comes with having spent so much time realizing them, and the end result is more than a handful of scenes that make you genuinely feel for the team members and all they've gone through." — io9 (season 2) Season 2 premiered on DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25. See more insights for "Doom Patrol." 4. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Disney Plus) Times more in demand than average show: 41.8 Description: "From Dave Filoni, director and executive producer of 'The Mandalorian,' the new 'Clone Wars' episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, exploring the events leading up to 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.'" Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 7): 100% What critics said: "While I'm not particularly sold on the Bad Batch being 'truly' bad, or even all that complicated, they do provide an off-kilter dynamic that may lead to some interesting developments down the line." — AV Club (season 7) Season 7 premiered on February 21 on Disney Plus. See more insights for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." 3. "The Mandalorian" (Disney Plus) Times more in demand than average show: 46.6 Description: "After the fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 93% What critics said: "The Mandalorian is a classic Western series with modern production values, set in the galaxy far, far away. Every episode is a Star Wars movie in half an hour, and a delight. And Baby Yoda is really, really cute." — Starburst (Season 1) Season 1 premiered on Disney Plus on November 12. See more insights for "The Mandalorian." 2. "Dark" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 50.5 Description: "A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 94% What critics said: "One of the most mind-melting shows on television, and possibly the most unique Netflix original, Dark finishes its run with peak writing, shocking conclusions, and a bittersweet sense of finality." — RogerEbert.com  (Season 3) Season 3 premiered on Netflix on June 27. See more insights for "Dark." 1. "Stranger Things" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 69.7 Description: "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 89% What critics said: "The third season is sweet and sad, it's funny and thrilling, and the last 14 minutes of Episode 5 is 'Halloween'-esque straight-up horror." — News and Observer (Season 3) Season 3 premiered July 4, 2019 on Netflix. See more insights for "Stranger Things."
Kryptooo the Superdog, ahem, is easily the most exciting part of the first trailer for Titans’ new season, coming to DC Universe this fall.Superboy, Aqualad, and Deathstroke’s kids are cool and all, but this is Krypto we’re talking about here!After premiering the first trailer during the DC Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year, DC Universe has finally uploaded fans’ first look at season two to the service’s official social media pages.That means you can pore over every single surprisingly action-packed frame and pick up on all the small, interesting details.Rather than focusing on any one aspect of the upcoming season’s plot, the trailer instead emphasises how the Titans are getting larger as an official group composed of more young heroes working together in a more organised way.Dick, Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy are all back and joined by Donna Troy, Hawk, and Dove, who all made their debuts in season one.
Much like one of its newest heroes Halo, Young Justice is a series that keeps on avoiding death in part because of the people who love it so dearly.You can try to keep it down, and even cancel it, but it just keeps coming back stronger.During the Young Justice portion of the DC Universe panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti announced that production for the fourth season is already underway to continue the story beyond Outsiders and its current plot about multiple Justice League teams playing a long game to expose the people responsible for trafficking metahumans.The pair also revealed that an upcoming episode of Outsiders about Beast Boy’s team of young heroes harnessing the power of social media was directly inspired by the series’ fans who spent years campaigning for its return after it was cancelled.Just as it seems as if the League’s beginning to really lose face in the public eye, it’s Beast Boy and his team of Outsiders, and the way they inspire people to support the team that makes them a formidable presence on the superhero landscape, and the episode really comes off like a love letter to the fandom.There’s currently no word on when (or where) exactly the next instalment of Young Justice will begin airing, but we’ll keep you updated on details as we learn them.
DC Ink is DC’s latest attempt to break into the YA direct market, and its next release, written by YA author Kami Garcia and drawn by Gabriel Picolo (who rose to viral fame with his illustrations of casual Teen Titans), is Teen Titans: Raven, coming out this summer.At this weekend’s BookCon, Deadline caught up with Garcia and premiered the graphic novel’s trailer, which features sharp, evocative art and a version of Raven who has to deal with both regular teen life and the dark burden of her true past.“Raven is an origin story,” Garcia told Deadline, “and I wanted to explore how it would feel to be a teen with powers without putting all the focus on the powers themselves.” Raven takes place in New Orleans, which Garcia says “felt like the perfect city for a magical character like Raven.I hope both YA fans and comics fans enjoy our original take.”Based on what the trailer shows, it looks fantastic.The book launches 2nd July, and the duo are already slated to write a Beast Boy book as a follow up.
The full first season of DC Universe's Titans is now available on the service in the US as of Friday, and international viewers will see the show on Netflix early next year.The superhero show, whose Netflix availability was previously reported by Variety and confirmed to CNET by both Warner Bros. and Netflix, currently has 11 episodes available to binge on DC Universe in the US and will come to Netflix on Jan. 11.The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy and Anna Diop as Starfire in a darker, gritty take of the Teen Titans team previously seen in two animated series and comic books.The trailer even has explicit language, specifically in a scene showing an upset Grayson in his Robin outfit, proclaiming "F*ck Batman."Netflix will stream the show globally except for in the US and China, the former of which will keep the show on DC Universe and the latter which does not appear to have streaming plans at this time.CNET has reached out to Netflix to see if the service will debut the show at the same time as DC Universe.
DC Universe's Titans can be seen teaming up to fight in the latest trailer for the series released Thursday at New York Comic-Con.The trailer shows a mix of footage from the first three episodes of Titans, which heavily feature Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft) and Koriand'r (Anna Diop), and some new scenes with Beast Boy (Ryan Potter).The first three episodes of Titans leave a brutal first impression, with the early story of the team often showcasing violent brawls and substantially darker material than what audiences may be used to seeing from the team.Titans will get more time to tell its more mature story though, it has already received a greenlight for a second season.Titans first season will consist of 11 episodes, debut on Oct. 12 in the US on DC Universe and stream internationally on Netflix.
Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment's chief creative officer, announced the early renewal Wednesday during a New York Comic-Con screening of the show, which will debut Oct. 12 on DC Universe in the US and play internationally on Netflix.Johns said that story lines and characters are already planned for the second season.Titans, which is a darker take on the team previously featured in two animated series and comic books, stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy and Anna Diop as Starfire.The first season will run for 11 episodes.The pickup also comes with the announcement that the Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco will voice Harley Quinn in DC Universe's upcoming animated series titled after the villain (or antihero, depending on the story).Future DC Universe shows will include Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Stargirl and and Young Justice: Outsiders.
The superhero show, whose Netflix availability was previously reported by Variety and confirmed to CNET by both Warner Bros. and Netflix, will debut on DC Universe on Oct. 12 and run for 11 episodes.The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy and Anna Diop as Starfire in a darker, gritty take of the Teen Titans team previously seen in two animated series and comic books.The trailer even has explicit language, specifically an upset Grayson in his Robin outfit, proclaiming "F*ck Batman."Netflix will stream the show globally except for the US and China, the former which will keep the show on DC Universe and the latter which does not appear to have streaming plans at this time.CNET has reached out to Netflix to see if the service will debut the show at the same time as DC Universe.The DC Universe service launched in September with a variety of movies, TV shows, animated series and comics from DC's extensive catalog, including lots of vintage Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman content.
Titans, the first original drama for the DC Universe streaming service, will have its world premiere on Oct. 3 during New York Comic-Con 2018, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.This screening will come ahead of the show's Oct. 12 debut on the streaming service.The show's first trailer debuted during San Diego Comic-Con in July, featuring the beginning of a team made up of Robin aka Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Raven (Teagan Croft), Starfire (Anna Diop), Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Dove (Minka Kelly).The premiere screening will also include a Q session with the cast and the show's executive producers.And if there was any doubt that the show aims to be a darker, grittier take on the team than seen in the kid-friendly Teen Titans Go!, it's Robin's quote of "F--- Batman" that's seen during the trailer.Titans will be the first of several original shows streaming on the DC Universe service, which launches on Sept. 15 for $8 a month or $75 for a year (plus three additional months as a preorder bonus).
If you were to ask a casual comic book fan who the usual members of the Justice League are, you’d probably hear the standards: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, the Martian, the fish dude, etc.But for the past few years, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have been heavy-handedly trying to turn Cyborg into a core member of the League in a way that’s both narratively weird and optically questionable.Though they’re cool things to think about individually, when taken together, Teen Titans Go!’s success, the casting of actor Joivan Wade as Doom Patrol’s Cyborg, and the DCEU’s upcoming Cyborg movie tell an interesting story about how DC doesn’t really know what to do with Victor Stone.Understandably, most people know Cyborg as a member of the New Teen Titans, who first came together to fight Raven’s father Trigon back into the pits of hell.Though New Teen Titans’ roster of young heroes didn’t include a number of the team’s founding members, Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg have been the faces of the Teen Titans brand in the wake of the animated series’ monster success.Looking at the way DC handled the character in its comics, it’s clear that the publisher was aware of the renewed popularity sparked by the animated series.
As someone who’d never watched any of the various Teen Titans animated series, I had no idea what to expect sitting down for Teen Titans Go!It’s very aware of what it is, it works on multiple levels, and it’s filled with all manner of audacious moments, references and jokes.Things you never thought possible because of rights issues (or maybe even due to good taste), it’s all in here.To the Movies simply goes for it again and again, with excellent results.They’re in the same world as the Justice League and others but even though they’re also a kick-ass team of superheroes, their age and inexperience have seemingly held them back.So the team goes to Hollywood to try to become stars, but come face-to-face with their long-teased archenemy, Slade, making his TTG debut as a major villain (he’s had a few brief cameos on the show, but this is the first time he’s directly fighting the heroes).
If you’ve ever wanted to hear Robin say “Fuck Batman” before knocking the hell out of and killing a couple of street-level criminals, then allow us to show you the very first trailer for DC Universe’s upcoming live-action Titans series.Suffice to say that Teen Titans Go!, this is not.Rather than teasing us with brief glimpses of what the titular Titans are going to look like in action, the first Titans trailer gets right down to business and introduces us to its take on Raven (Teagan Croft), a teenaged girl haunted by literal and metaphorical demons just as she’s beginning her search for detective Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites).Using her psychic abilities, Raven’s able to deduce Robin’s tragic origin story and she implores the vigilante to her stop an unforeseen threat with the potential to destroy the world.The trailer features a couple of shots of Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) in action and of Starfire (Anna Diop) using her impressive energy projection abilities, but what really stands out is just how seemingly gritty and bloody the show’s going to be.While these might not exactly be the Titans you were expecting, it’s interesting to see what a mature direction DC and Warner Bros. are taking the characters, especially given how they’ve tended to skew much younger in recent years.
Cage named his kid "Kal-El" after the superhero's birth name and even squeezed into a skin tight super-suit for a costume test for the famously never-made '90s film "Superman Lives."Thanks to the upcoming "Teen Titans Go!To the Movies," Cage will finally get to play the coveted role on the big screen.USA Today snagged the exclusive late Monday announcing Cage's involvement in the animated film.So, yes, Cage will play Superman, but it will only be his voice and will likely be just a cameo.We'll take what we can get.
Next year, the Teen Titans are making the leap to live-action, and now we’ve got our first look at the show in the form of the boy wonder himself.Revealed by DC, Brenton Thwaites’ Robin will play a major role in a team that we know so far includes Titans stalwarts like Raven (Teagan Croft), Starfire (Anna Diop), and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter).And we now know, thanks to the costume, that this will indeed be Dick Grayson before he transitions out of being one half of Batman’s dynamic duo and into his own hero as Nightwing.Makes sense given that Nightwing’s going to get his own movie, and given that Dick’s Robin persona is the one most commonly associated with the classic Team Titans group.Titans is set to air exclusively on a new DC-branded streaming service due for launch next year.
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