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Titans May Be Coming To TV

ew.com reports the news. This could be really, really good….. or really, really bad. Casting will be EVERYTHING!

“DC Comics is looking to team with TNT for a young super friends live-action series. The cable network is nearing a deal for a Titans pilot, which will star Batman’s sidekick Dick Grayson leading a fledgling band of DC heroes.

In the pilot, Grayson “emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever.”

Fans remember the Cartoon Network and The WB aired a Teen Titans animated series from 2003-06 with the same characters. Now the premise is being resurrected, ditching the “teen” label and taking a more grown-up approach.

Akiva Goldsman (FringeI Am Legend) is the writer/executive producer, with Warner Horizon Television producing. If greenlit to series, Titans will add to the DC Comics primetime TV surge, along with The CW’s Arrow and upcoming Flash spin-off, plus the fall dramas Gotham on Fox and Constantine on NBC (so yes, first DC will give us Gotham City without Batman on Fox, and then we might get Robin without Batman on TNT).”


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5 Comments

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    They might ditch the “teen” from the name but I’ll bet you Harvey Bullocks weight in gold they’ll make the show something along the lines of The Vampire Diaries. Some action but primarily pouting, brooding, and boo-hoo stuff. Perhaps The Titan Diaries?

    Still, I’d watch even that, so long as it stared old Short Pants!

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    I would definitely give it a shot (and I’d stay with it for as long as I could stand it). I was just thinking the other day that the Titans could make a good TV series. I even thought the title didn’t need to include the “Teen” in it.

    It could go bad, of course. I sincerely hope not. I hope they turn it over to someone who is a proven commodity, and not just some chump. I’d rather see Wolfman/Perez or Johns type of quality, and not the not-so-good kind of “quality” of so many of the other Titan writers over the years.

    Anyone have any insight on TNT’s shows, overall? Are they normally good? I’ve only seen a few episodes of Franklin & Bash (okay, somewhat interesting) and Rizzoli & Isles (didn’t do much for me).

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    yeeeeah, hopefully some more obscure characters will get some love. I really hope they don’t make it too brooding and dark like Arrow. Arrow is great apart from Oliver, Nightwing better not be some self righteous asshole like ollie

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    We have a tentative line up: Robin, “Oracle” (not using that name yet), Hawk, Dove, Raven, and Starfire.

    http://www.nerdist.com/vepisode/exclusive-which-dc-characters-will-be-on-tnts-the-titans/

    This could be cheesy or great; I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how it turns out.