DC Universe’s Titans lands Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne
A Game of Thrones star is trading Westeros for Gotham City. Iain Glen, who plays the long-suffering former spy Jorah Mormont on the HBO epic, has just been cast as Bruce Wayne in the second season of the DC Universe original series Titans.
According to Deadline, the Titans producers describe the role as a much different take on the Caped Crusader’s alter ego. “After decades of fighting crime as Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne is just as driven to protect Gotham from evil as he was in his prime. Needing to reconcile his relationship with Dick Grayson, the duo hope to forge a new dynamic as Bruce tries to help his former sidekick and the Titans achieve success.”
Glen will be joining Esai Morales as Deathstroke, Chella Man as Deathstroke’s son, Jericho Wilson and Chelsea T. Zhang as Deathstroke’s daughter, Rose Wilson (aka The Ravager) for season two. The classically trained actor also be reprising his role when the final season of Game of Thrones kicks off Sunday night, though it’s anyone’s guess long he’ll survive over the course of those last six episodes.
Titans follows a group of 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 loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) & Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Hawk and Dove, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach.
From Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Titans is one of the all-new exclusive original live-action series coming soon to DC UNIVERSE. It comes from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
In the 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. Fans can expect the series to be a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
Titans is available to stream exclusively on DC Universe.