Comicbook is exclusively reporting that Jake Michaels is the latest name to join the cast of DC’s upcoming live-action series Titans.
The series will focus on a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.
Jake Michaels (whose credits include 11.22.63 and Designated Survivor) will be playing the role of Cliff Steele, a former race car driver whose body is left uninhabitable after a horrific accident. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Caulder, whose places his brain into a robotic body and Cliff now lives on as Doom Patrol member Robotman.
Titans is being developed by Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. The series is aiming to premiere in 2018 and help launch the DC digital service brand. Jake Michaels will be joining a cast that includes Teagan Croft, Anna Diop, Brenton Thwaites, Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly, Ryan Potter, Seamus Dever, Bruno Bichir. and April Bowlby.