Thwaites is currently best known for his work in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; he’s also appeared in The Giver, Oculus, and Gods Of Egypt. He’s really good at that type of “young hero/sidekick”-type role, and should be great as Dick “Robin the Boy Wonder” Grayson.
Titans is being produced by Greg Berlanti—the person behind the CW DCU TV shows—and will exclusively stream the DC Comics-branded digital platform. The series, based off of the DC “Teen Titans” family of comics, will focus on Grayson, Batman’s former sidekick, mentoring a new generation of young superheroes.
Other recent Titans casting announcements have been Anna Diop as Starfire, and Teagan Croft as Raven. The show debuts in 2018.