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Titans Season 3 Star Hints At What’s Next For Tim Drake After Episode 8

Titans season 3 star, Jay Lycurgo, hints at what’s next for prospective Robin, Tim Drake, after episode 8 left him in a precarious position.

Titans season 3 star, Jay Lycurgo, hints at what’s next for Tim Drake after episode 8. Based on the superhero team of the same name, HBO Max’s Titans was created by Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman, and Greg Berlanti, with executive producer Greg Walker serving as showrunner. Its cast includes Brenton Thwaites (Dick Grayson), Teagan Croft (Raven), Anna Diop (Starfire), Ryan Potter (Beast Boy), Conor Leslie (Donna Troy), Joshua Orpin (Conner/Superboy), Curran Walters (Jason Todd), Alan Richson (Hank Hall), Minka Kelly (Dawn Granger), and Damaris Lewis (Blackfire). Season 3 introduces Savanna Welch (Barbara Gordon), Vincent Kartheiser (Johnathan Crane/Scarecrow), and Lycurgo (Tim Drake).


Titans’ third season sees its action shift from San Francisco to Gotham, loosely adapting the well-known Batman storyline, Death in the Family, which sees Jason Todd killed by the Joker. This iteration sees Bruce Wayne (Iain Glen) step down as Gotham’s vigilante, Dick Grayson/Nightwing and the rest of the Titans step in, and Todd resurrected as Red Hood, thanks to Scarecrow. On the outskirts of all this is Tim Drake, a keen Batman enthusiast who delivers dumplings for his family’s Chinese restaurant. Following an attack on the family noodle house, Tim confronts Dick, reveals he knows Batman, Nightwing, and Robin’s true identities, and asserts his desire to be the new Robin. The last time Tim was seen was in episode 8, when Scarecrow had left him for dead.

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During an interview with The Nerds of Color, Lycurgo talked about what playing Tim means to him. As an avid comic book fan (like Tim), the 23-year-old actor recalled tweeting about needing more people of color as superheroes so that kids can have cinematic role models before being cast. Lycurgo went on to hint at what’s next for his prospective Robin after episode 8, reassuring fans that it’ll work out. Read what he had to say below:

“First, recovery,” said Lycurgo. “I think the main thing with Tim is that he needs to go back to the drawing board. I think that’s what it is. It’s not literally. It’s not like he gets shot and then it goes all back to the door and whatnot. He’s been hit by reality. [Tim believed being like Batman and Robin would be east.] But, it’s not. What are you going to do when there’s a gun? There’s a handgun right in front of you and you’re about to get shot? What do you do? Nightwing [knows] what to do, but Tim doesn’t have that training yet. So, it’s about now being faced with reality. And, if he really wants to do that and move forward.”

Jay Lycurgo as Tim Drake and Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson in Titans

Tim’s origin story in Titans is a remix of the comics. Similar to the source material, Tim is an avid fan of the caped crusader, figures out both his and Robin’s identities, and confronts the former following the death of Todd. Unlike the comics, Tim’s family is not rich or neglectful. Instead, they own a noddle house and are attacked as a result of Jason’s distribution of Scarecrow’s anti-fear serum. With Nightwing inevitably taking the new Robin under his proverbial wing, it would appear Dick and Tim’s relationship will mirror that of Bruce and Tim’s in the comics.

Tim spends the bulk of episode 8 trying to prove himself useful to Dick and the Titans. However, Grayson continuously denies Drake while focusing on his vendetta with Red Hood. Despite Todd killing Hawk earlier in the seasonTitans suggests he’s not beyond redemption. As Tim recovers and hones the physical aspect of being a hero, it seems likely his optimism will inspire Grayson to ignore any sort of vendetta and perhaps “save” Todd. Regardless, there’s a new Robin in town. So, Jason will have to stick with the Red Hood.

More: Tim Drake’s New Titans Origin Proves He’s Already The Best Robin

Source: The Nerds of Color

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