Thursday, January 7, 2016

TITANS TV Series Dead at TNT

Titans...not together.  (Sigh...)

Deadline has word that the proposed TV adaptation of DC Comics superteam the Teen Titans announced in September 2014 is now dead at TNT.  

Speaking at the Television Critics Association, TNT president Kevin Reilly said, "We decided it wasn’t where we wanted to go."  According to the article, Reilly initially left Titans in development after he took over TNT and TBS, and had conversations with the project’s co-creator, Akiva Goldsman.  "I think it’s going to end up being a very, very interesting offering.  I think it’s going to be excellent," he was quoted last May.

Written by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes,Titans was to revolve around Dick Grayson, who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a group of superheroes reported to include Raven, Starfire, Oracle, Hawk and Dove. Goldsman executive produced, with Haimes serving as co-executive producer for WBTV’s cable division Warner Horizon.

First appearing in DC Comics Presents #26 in 1980, the New Teen Titans were a new team of Teen Titans featuring original members Robin (who later becomes Nightwing), Wonder Girl (who later becomes Troia) and Kid Flash, along with former Doom Patrol member Beast Boy as Changeling and new characters Cyborg, Raven and Starfire.  Brought together by Raven to fight her demonic father Trigon, the seven teenaged heroes continued as a team to fight such notable villains as Deathstroke the Terminator, the Fearsome Five, Brother Blood, Blackfire, the H.I.V.E., the Brotherhood of Evil and more.

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