TNT is close to ordering a DC Comics Teen Titans pilot featuring Nightwing

09.11.14 3 years ago

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TNT is close to ordering a DC Comics Teen Titans pilot featuring Nightwing
In the “Titans” pilot, Dick Grayson “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.”

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