‘Titans’ cast, crew heartbroken after crew member is killed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of the web series “Titans” say the cast and crew are heartbroken after a special effects coordinator was killed while preparing for a stunt.

In a statement, the show’s executive producers say Warren Appleby was killed at a special effects facility while preparing for an upcoming shoot. No other details were disclosed.

Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Universe said in the statement that Appleby was a “treasured colleague” who was “beloved by all who worked with him during an impressive 25-year career in television.”

Production for the series, which is based on the DC Comics’ “Teen Titans,” takes place in Toronto.

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Appleby was special effects coordinator for Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” which won the best picture Oscar in 2018.

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