Have no fear, the Titans Season 3 teaser is here.
This gritty take on the Teen Titans franchise follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong.
In season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with old friends and face new threats. The first three episodes of season three will premiere on Thursday, August 12 with subsequent episodes launching weekly every Thursday through October 21.
Per Entertainment Weekly:
When the HBO Max superteam drama returns on Aug. 12, the Mad Men alum checks in the fear-toxin-loving Batman rogue who now moonlights for the Gotham City Police Department while incarcerated in Arkham Asylum.
“Think Hannibal Lecter,” says showrunner Greg Walker. “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.”
Crane’s introduction into the world of Titans arrives as the titular squad of young capes, led by Dick, a.k.a. Nightwing (Brenton Thwaites), relocates from San Francisco to Gotham City. When Dick returns to his bedeviled hometown, he rekindles his romance – and strikes up a new partnership – with Barbara Gordon (Savannah Welch), Batgirl-turned-GCPD Commissioner. Teaming up forces the couple to reckon with Batman and Jim Gordon’s messy crime-fighting legacy and hopefully find a better way of protecting the city.
“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,” says Walker. “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.”
Reckoning with Batman’s legacy also forces Dick to examine how he leads the Titans. “Gotham brings out leadership qualities that [Dick] has to assess to see whether they’re his own – true Nightwing – or are they patterns [inherited from] a father who he needs to differentiate himself from?”
In the end, discovering a better way to save the day will be a team effort. Says Walker: “The diversity of our cast and the diversity of our characters really comes into play in the end, about how we’re able to conquer what seems to be unconquerable.”