“This is Gotham. The city breeds a special class of criminal. People die here. People like us.”
HBO Max has revealed the Titans season 3 trailer, with a darker take on DC’s Teen Titans that debuted on DC Universe in 2018. We follow the young heroes across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. Given the line, “in season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with old friends and face new threats,” this season will pit the Titans against the destructive princess, Blackfire (Damaris Lewis).
EW (Entertainment Weekly) also unveiled an exclusive first look at Dr. Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow (Vincent Kartheiser).
Showrunner Greg Walker believes the audience will be very impressed with Kartheiser’s turn as Crane as it’s an understanding of the human mind, “a deep dark deep vendetta to destroy people in a way that you need to be able to manifest as an actor” and has a few things to say a few things about Kartheiser’s portrayal of Scarecrow,
“Think Hannibal Lecter, he’s been given the opportunity to opine on ways to stop villains, and a villain breaks out in Gotham and it draws [Dick Grayson] to work with him. So much of our show is about becoming a family and the fears that people have as they grow older and get older. Crane seems to be, in many ways, a perfect villain in that he exploits fear. The human mind and heart becomes the battlefield. This is someone who’s working off your feelings, and your emotions, and that’s where we want to live.“
We get the Scarecrow’s introduction as the Titans relocate from San Francisco to Gotham City. When Dick returns he also rekindles his romance and strikes up a new partnership with Barbara Gordon (Savannah Welch), Batgirl turned GCPD Commissioner.
“In our story with Dick returning to Gotham – and Gotham is a huge character this season – it’s about sons and daughters, [and] stepping into the shadow of your parents. Barbara is going to be conflicted by Dick’s arrival. Barbara’s feeling is that the legacy of Bruce and Jim has been this idea that she thinks is antiquated and inefficient: the God syndrome, meaning that superheroes create the situation where they’re the heroes. They drop in on a situation, solve it, and then they leave. And she feels that basically disempowers people from solving their own problems and that the people of Gotham need to figure out how to solve their own problems and not be passive victims waiting for a superhero to save the day.”
Check out the teaser below:
The series stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters, Joshua Orpin along with Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly, Damaris Lewis, Savannah Welch and Vincent Kartheiser. Jay Lycurgo will join the cast in this season’s recurring role as Tim Drake.
Season 3 will premiere on August 12th with the first three episodes with subsequent episodes coming out weekly every Thursday through October 21st.