DC's Titans stops production when crew member is killed

Adam Silverstein
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From Digital Spy

DC Universe series Titans has shut down production on its second season after a crew member working on the show sadly died.

Special effects coordinator Warren Appleby was involved in an accident while rehearsing for a car stunt when a piece of the car broke off, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production will be shut down for two days.

Titans producers Warner Bros. TV and DC Universe said in a joint statement: "We are heartbroken and devastated by the passing of our treasured colleague, special effects coordinator Warren Appleby, after an accident which occurred at a special effects facility during the preparation and testing for an upcoming shoot.

"Warren is beloved by all who worked with him during an impressive 25-year career in television and motion pictures. The executive producers, along with everyone in the Titans family, Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Universe, wish to express our deepest condolences, and heartfelt love and support, to Warren's family and friends at this most difficult time."

Throughout his career in special effects, Appleby worked on numerous TV shows including The Strain and Killjoys, plus movies including 2018 Best Picture winner The Shape of Water, It and the upcoming It Chapter 2.

Titans airs on the DC Universe streaming service in the US, and on Netflix in the UK. Season 2 is expected to premiere in late 2019.

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