Titans started out with an animated series titled Teen Titans and it made fans fall in love with the series and its characters, but this live-action adaptation took a different route and went in the way of more gritty, and more violent scenes. Sadly, the series was canceled after its recently released fourth season. So, here are some more gritty shows like Titans you should watch next.
The Boys (Prime Video)
Synopsis: THE BOYS is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and their formidable Vought backing.
The Gifted (Hulu)
Synopsis: Family adventure series THE GIFTED, from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Synopsis: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
Invincible (Prime Video)
Synopsis: INVINCIBLE is an adult animated superhero series that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age — except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man. But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
Synopsis: After a violent shipwreck, onetime billionaire Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, intent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, Oliver successfully fought for his beloved city with the help of his team, including former soldier John Diggle, computer-science expert Felicity Smoak, former protégé Roy Harper, his vigilante sister Thea Queen, street-savvy Rene Ramirez, metahuman Dinah Drake, brilliant inventor Curtis Holt and Laurel Lance. Based on the fan-favorite DC series, The Complete Series of the reimagined Arrow is shot through with danger, intrigue and hard-hitting vigilante action. And while the adventures intensify to the series’ dramatic climax, Oliver learns the true cost of being a hero as he takes aim at his final legacy.
Synopsis: Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.
Gotham (HBO Max)
Synopsis: The origin story continues on GOTHAM, with JIM GORDON (Ben McKenzie) and HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue) at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains. While Gotham City fights for normalcy, a new hero will rise, as BRUCE WAYNE (David Mazouz) begins to assume responsibility for the city’s well-being.
Doom Patrol (HBO Max)
Synopsis: DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (APRIL BOWLBY) and Crazy Jane (DIANE GUERRERO), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (TIMOTHY DALTON). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (JOIVAN WADE), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
Young Justice (HBO Max)
Synopsis: This animated series follows Robin, Aqualad and other teenage superhero sidekicks as they form a secret crime-fighting squad to save the world.
Synopsis: Daredevil follows Matt Murdock, attorney by day and vigilante by night. Blinded in an accident as a child, Murdock uses his heightened senses as Daredevil, fighting crime on the streets of New York after the sun goes down. His efforts are not welcomed by powerful businessman Wilson Fisk-aka Kingpin- and others whose interests collide with those of Daredevil.