Starfire Casting News Anna Diop

DC Entertainment is making great strides in developing their lineup for their upcoming digital streaming service. Deadline just announced that 24: Legacy alumna Anna Diop will be taking on the role of Starfire in the new live-action drama titled Titans. She joins relative newcomer Teagan Croft who plays the half demon princess Raven.

Starfire, also known as Koriand’r, is Tamaran royalty and is the second of three children. After her older sister, Komand’r, was crippled by a childhood illness that robbed her of her Tamareanian abilities, Starfire was moved up in the line of succession. This was the start of the bitter rivalry between the two sisters. Komand’r’s jealousy grew over the years until she fled her home and betrayed the kingdom. After her sister’s devasting betrayal, Starfire endured years of torture before escaping and joining the Teen Titans.

Not much is known about who will comprise the final team but SYFYWire had this to say about the final roster:

Early indications about Titans — from Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman, and DC/CW VIPs Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter — were that the cast would skew older (much like the casts of The CW shows, which are all in their 20s), rather than being comprised of teenagers, hence the lack of “Teen” in the recognizable title. The series will also feature Dick Grayson (most likely, though not confirmed, in his Nightwing persona), and is rumored to include Beast Boy as the final series regular

TVLine indicated that the show will star Dick Grayson’s Nightwing as he assembles a team of soon to be superheroes.

Titans will follow Dick Grayson as he emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of young, soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe.

Titans, produced by Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schecter, is set to be released in 2018 exclusively on DC Entertainment’s digital streaming service.