TNT’s Titans plans to stick to the plot of Teen Titans as close as possible.
[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]here seems to be a comic book fever going around several prominent television stations. ABC has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, the CW has Arrow, The Flash and soon they will have DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and CBS will have Supergirl later this fall. What comic book series could possibly be left for other televisions stations to air? Well, recently installed TNT president Kevin Reilly seems to have struck gold by acquiring DC Comics’ Teen Titans.
Back in July of 2003, Teen Titans began airing on Cartoon Network and if memory serves me right, the animated series was one of the best shows any young teenage could watch on TV. The show was a complete success and it aired for three years. However, Teen Titans was a comic books series that was first released back in 1964. Over time the comic books series was rewritten and released several times since then by DC Comics. If history is any indication it would be safe to assume that if TNT plays their cards right, their newest comic book show could be an immense success.
TNT’s Titans was announced back in September of last year and since then, nothing official has been announced. What is known about the show is that it will follow a group of young superheroes led by Dick Grayson. For those who don’t know, Dick Grayson is Batman’s sidekick Robin, who eventually becomes Nightwing. Nerdist.com reported several weeks ago that the young superhero team will include Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Hank Hall/Hawk, Dawn Granger/Dove, Rachel Roth/Raven and the last member of the team is alien princess Starfire. Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) penned the pilot with Marc Haimes.
Unfortunately, Titans wont be airing on TNT any time soon because the pilot episode hasn’t even begun filming yet. According to TVLine, Kevin Reilly said, “Akiva’s been very busy doing some other things” but it’s his hope that “maybe this summer” they will lock casting and begin production on the pilot episode. Kevin Reilly believes that once Titans begins filming and premiers on TNT he thinks “it’s going to end up being a very, very interesting offering. I think it’s going to be excellent.”