Insiders have stated that Jamaican actress Sharon Ferguson has been tapped to star in the original DC Universe series as Starfire’s mother, Queen Luand’r of Tamaran. Ferguson is best known for her roles in Quarantine and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ferguson will be starring in the series, opposite 24: Legacy‘s Anna Diop who is portraying iconic Teen Titans member Koriand’r/Starfire.
Ferguson’s character may not have a massive role in the series as she is reportedly set to only appear in two episodes in the second half of the series based on insider reports. It is possible that she may only appear in flashbacks surrounding Starfire’s life before the events of Titans kick off and could potentially be long dead by the time her daughter becomes a superhero.
For those who aren’t well-versed in their DC lore, Starfire’s homeworld of Tamaran was ravaged by a brutal coup d’etat that ended with her nearly being executed by her jealous older sister Blackfire. She was able to flee death aboard a spaceship that landed on Earth, where she would soon after meet her friends, the Teen Titans. .
Executive produced by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, Titans stars Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft, Anna Diop, Lindsey Gort, Amy Rohrbach, Minka Kelly, Ryan Potter, Alan Ritchson, Curran Walters, Seamus Dever, Bruno Bichir, April Bowlby, Jake Michaels, and Dwain Murphy. Warner Bros. Television is distributing the series.
Titans follows 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 lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
Titans is set to debut on the DC Universe digital streaming service on October 12th with episodes being released weekly on Fridays.
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