You may remember that we’ve been talking about a Teen Titans live-action series for a while now. But it looks like we may never see it…
Kevin Reilly, the new President of TNT and TBS revealed on Thursday at Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that the former network has passed on the show dubbed ‘Titans': “We just decided it wasn’t quite where we wanted to go,” he said.
Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes were leading the development of the show based on characters from DC Comics, Titans revolves around a group of young superheroes-to-be who are recruited from every corner of the DC universe. The action-themed drama centers on Dick Grayson, who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new superheroes including Starfire, Raven and more.
However, there was some speculation that the show, having been turned down by TNT, might be up for option with other stations, with The CW, home of Arrow and The Flash being everyone’s favourite. Though we doubt it’ll happen.
Another nail in the coffin of the show came at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, when Reilly was asked if it was turned down because they didn’t own it: “It wasn’t,” he replied.
“Akiva [Goldsman] is a talented guy, [but] the script just wasn’t there. There is an unbelievable glut of superhero things in the market right now and if you have a really good one, clearly people are up for it. But I just don’t think that there’s a need for one that, for me, at least on paper didn’t seem to be screaming to get made.”
Make of that what you will, but it seems there was no confidence in the material… and we’d rather not see it than see it be terrible. Just us? Let us know.