According to The Hollywood Reporter, TNT is nearing a pilot order for Titans, a live action drama based on the young superhero group, The Teen Titans.
The show is described as a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever. Written by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Marc Haimes, Titans revolves around a group of young Super Heroes from the DC Universe. The series will center on Dick Grayson (probably best known for his alter ego as Robin), who 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.
Warner Bros. Television and DC already have Arrow on The CW, which shares a universe with The Flash, coming this October. Also on CW is iZombie. Fox has the before he was Batman show Gotham coming in a few weeks and NBC has the Hellblazer show Constantine also coming in October. In addition there are also plans for a Supergirl show by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler.
While this proves that the comic book property rage isn’t slowing down anytime soon, one wonders will it be overwhelming to the general public? I mean we already know that Cyborg is set to appear in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman, with the Flash and even Nightwing rumored at one time as well. Not to mention Deathstroke, a major Teen Titan enemy, is the big bad of Arrow.
How many different versions of some of these characters could we be seeing potentially? Will it matter? Is it too many different universes too keep track of?
We’ve all been spoiled by how everything is connected in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Teen Titans first appeared in a 1964 issue of The Brave and the Bold as sort of a Justice League junior featuring Robin (Dick Grayson), Kid Flash (Wally West) and Aqualad (Garth). Later they were joined by Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) and Speedy (Roy Harper).
The series was revived in 1980 and relaunched as The New Teen Titans, with the team as young adults. Robin, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash were replaced by Cyborg, Starfire and Raven, among others. The comic has gone through several incarnations in the years since. The most recent in 2011 as part of DC’s New 52 event with a new team consisting of Red Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark), Kid Flash (Bart Allen), Solstice, Superboy and new members Bunker and Skitter.
Who do you want to be on the team?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter