A crew member has died following an accident during stunt rehearsal for the DC Universe series “Titan,” Warner Bros. said in a statement on Thursday.
Warren Appleby, a stunt coordinator working at an offsite special effects facility in preparation for an upcoming shoot, was hit by a piece of equipment that unexpectedly came loose and died. Production on the series has been shut down for two days.
“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,” the show’s executive producers, DC Universe and Warner Bros. Television Group said in a joint statement.
The statement continued, “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,” based on DC Comics’ long-running “Teen Titans” series, is the DC Universe streaming platform’s flagship original series. Ahead of its launch last fall, the show was picked up for a second season to air later this year.
Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter executive producers for the series, which hails from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.