DC Universe's Titans has cast actor Joshua Orpin in a series regular role as Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, who will reportedly be a key character in the series' second season.
"Superboy, a.k.a. Conner Kent, is the angsty teenager of steel searching for purpose and the truth about his past," reads DC's description of the TV role. "While looking for answers, he crashes into the world of the Titans where he finds an unlikely home and surrogate family as well as revelations that carry more complications than he ever bargained for.
A Melbourne native, Orpin's credits include The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories and The Neon Spectrum.
In comic books, Kent, or Kon-El, is a clone who has had various origin revamps over the years. He debuted in 1993 by writer Karl Kesel and artist Tom Grummett in the aftermath of DC Comics "Death of Superman" event and went on to become a fixture of the publisher's original Young Justice series and then various Titans and Teen Titans titles. The character recently returned from the dead in Brian Bendis' revival of Young Justice.
Conner Kent Superboy is also a character in the popular and recently-revived Young Justice animated series.
The character debuted briefly in an obscured cameo in the season one finale of Titans, showing him escaping a secret laboratory along with Krypto.