Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly Cast as Hawk and Dove in DC live-action Titans series
Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) have been cast as the crime-fighting/romantic duo Hawk and Dove in the upcoming DC live-action series Titans, according to Deadline. The Warner Bros. TV series will premiere in 2018 as part of DC’s direct-to-consumer digital service.
Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever. The show will be written by Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery, Underground), President and CCO of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns (The Flash, Arrow) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). 24: Legacy‘s Anna Diop was recently cast as Starfire in the series.
Alan Ritchson will play Hawk, a.k.a. Hank Hall, and Minka Kelly will play Dove, a.k.a. Dawn Granger, who are both romantic partners and crime-fighters. They are both recurring roles and the site reports that there is potential to become regulars in Season 2, and for a Hawk and Dove spinoff later on. Hawk and Dove were introduced in 1968 as Hank and Don Hall, but in the late 1980s, Don was killed off. Dawn Granger was introduced as the new Dove. The two could summon their powers from the Lords of Order and the Lords of Chaos by saying their names. Hawk has super strength, speed and stamina and Dove has magical and tactical abilities.
Alan Ritchson is no stranger to the DC Universe, having played Aquaman on the series Smallville. He appeared in the Syfy series Blood Drive, as well as playing Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Ritchson has also been seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Gloss and in the “Nosedive” episode of Black Mirror. Minka Kelly is known for her role in Friday Night Lights. She’s also appeared in Jane the Virgin, Parenthood and The Path.
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