Savannah Welch: The “Titans” Barbara Gordon

by Joel Taylor
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Variety has learned exclusively that Savannah Welch has been cast in the upcoming third season of the HBO Max Series, Titans. In Season 3, Welch will play Barbara Gordon. Once Batgirl, she is now in a wheelchair due to an encounter with the Joker. She undertakes the role of Gotham City’s Police Commissioner. While having an aggressive relationship with Bruce Wayne, more complications arise as Dick Grayson( Played by Brenton Twaites; The Giver and Maleficent) returns to Gotham. They rekindle their old romance and start a new crime fighting partnership.

In the past, Dina Meyer( Starship Troopers, Saw) played the character in the short-lived “Birds of Prey”, a series for the WB. Most recently, Briana Cuoco( The Flight Attendant) voiced the character in the animated HBO Max series “Harley Quinn.”

“Titans”  was renewed for a third season at DC Universe in Nov. 2019. However, it was announced in September 2020 that DC Universe was moving out of the original scripted series, with its remaining scripted originals all shifting over to HBO Max. The show  was the first “script to series” to launch on DC Universe, with the first season debuting in October 2018. The series was developed by Akiva Goldsman( Star Trek: Pickard), Geoff Johns( DC Entertainment), Greg Berlanti( Berlanti Productions), based on characters from DC. All three serve as executive producers along with Greg Walker(The X-Files) and Sarah Schechter( Free Guy, Pan).

Savannah Welch is known for her role in the History Channel military drama “Six,” in which she played a Marine who suffered an amputation in combat. Her other onscreen appearances include the critically acclaimed films “Boyhood” and “Tree of Life.” Welch herself is an amputee, losing one of her legs after an accident in 2016. Since then, she has become a spokesperson for the disability community.



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