September 11, 2014 If some comic book fans have felt that in this world of blockbuster heroes marching to the big screen and TV networks everywhere, the sidekicks and successors are being left out in the cold, we’ve got some good news. It looks like a few supporting characters are next in the spotlight, with Titans, a live-action adaptation of the decades-old “Teen Titans” DC Comics series is currently in development from Warner Bros. television for TNT.
As THR reports, Titans will tell essentially the same story as that of the original comic book, beginning with Dick Grayson a.k.a. ‘Robin the Boy Wonder’ taking on a solo mission: recruiting younger crimefighters to form a new generation of superheroes – and friends. The show is moving toward a pilot order from the network, with Akiva Goldsman (Fringe, I, Robot) and Marc Haimes sharing the role of writer and executive producer.
It seems DC and WB aren’t all that strict when it comes to keeping mention of Batman off of TV, as the reported synopsis makes no attempt to remove Batman from the equation: “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. The show is described as a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever.”
Courtesy of: http://www.imdb.com/news/ni57737704