Titans crew member killed in car stunt rehearsal

Ellie Harrison

A crewmember on the set of DC Universe series Titans has died after an accident during a car stunt rehearsal on Thursday.

Special effects coordinator Warren Appleby was killed after a piece of a car broke off at a special effects studio in Toronto. Production of Titans has consequently been shut down for two days.

The show’s producers, Warner Bros. TV and DC Universe, released the following 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."

Titans is in production on its second season. The live-action drama series stars Brenton Thwaites and Anna Diop, and centres around a group of young heroes as they come of age and find belonging.

Appleby worked on many TV shows throughout his career in special effects, including The Strain and Killjoys. He also worked on the movie The Shape of Water, as well as the It franchise.