Back in August during the inaugural DC FanDome virtual event, Titans executive producer and writer Greg Walker revealed that Titans Season 3 would see the team visiting Gotham City (the home of the Dark Knight) and encountering some familiar faces, most notably Barbara Gordon.
Today via a Variety exclusive, it was announced that actress Savannah Welch had been cast in the role of Barbara Gordon. As revealed by the announcement this version of Barbara was indeed Batgirl until she she was shot and paralyzed by the Joker just like in the pre-New 52. When we meet Barbara Gordon in the third season of Titans, not only is she in a wheelchair but she has become Gotham City Police Commissioner. We’ve seen Barbara take over her father’s old job in other media including Batman Beyond and The LEGO Batman Movie.
As Titans producer Akiva Goldsman revealed a few years ago, Barbara Gordon as Batgirl was actually set to appear in early iterations of the show when it was being developed for TNT. However, it ended up not happening due to the movie side of DC developing the character for her own solo film and Goldsman having doubts about Gordon appearing in the show. Clearly things have changed since then.
Whether or not Barbara will adopt her Oracle persona like in the comics remains to be seen. Though the storyline does hint at her rekindling her old romance with Dick Grayson (played by Brenton Thwaites) and starting a new crime fighting partnership.
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 original scripted series, with its remaining scripted originals all shifting over to HBO Max.
Titans was the first scripted to series to launch on DC Universe, with the first season debuting in October 2018. The series was developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, based on characters from DC. All three serve as executive producers along with Greg Walker and Sarah Schechter. The series is produced by Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.