Brenton ThwaitesA new series about Dick Grayson (aka Robin the Boy Wonder) is on its way with Brenton Thwaites ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales") snagging the lead role.

Written by Akiva Goldsman, DC Entertainment's Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti, "Titans" is about yet another group of budding superheroes-to-be, including Bruce Wayne's ward and sidekick. He'll be joined by Starfire (Anna Diop) and Raven (Teagan Croft).

"Titans," which sounds like a live-action version of Cartoon Network's "Teen Titans," will premiere in 2018 as part of a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service. Which sounds like you might have to subscribe to see it.

"Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn't easy to find him but we have," Johns told Deadline. "Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman's former protege and the Titans' future leader. We're extremely lucky he's chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character."

Thwaites, who hails from Australia, has appeared in "The Giver," "Gods of Egypt," and "Maleficent." This will be his first TV series. He'll next be seen in the supernatural thriller "Ghosts of War."

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