Following the news that Teagan Croft had been cast in the live action series Titans as Raven, now comes news that Starfire has also been cast. Actress Anna Diop, who recently appeared on
24: Legacy, and was a series regular on The Messengers, has been cast as the orange-skinned character.
Fans of the Teen Titans animated TV series or comic book know Starfire is the spunky alien warrior princess from the planet Tamaran. On the live action series she will be a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners warrior searching for her place on Earth.
Titans is currently being developed by Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. Written by Goldsman, Johns and Berlanti, this will be the first time the team will be adapted to live action.
Team regulars Dick Grayson, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy are set to appear. One notable absence will be Cyborg, who recently made his move to the Justice League and will appear in the Justice League movie set to be released in November.
Titans is set to premiere in 2018 as part of the slate of shows scheduled to appear on the new DC digital streaming service.