Nearly eighteen months ago, DC Comics and Warner were developing a Teen Titans live-action TV series with TNT, to be focused on Batman’s former Robin, Dick Grayson (a.k.a. Nightwing). Later, the full cast breakdown came out for Titans, showing the team to be loaded with female heroes and still focused on Dick, albeit the version of him just after he’s left Batman’s wing and before he’s a fully fleshed-out (literally, amiright?) Nightwing.
Then it all seemingly fell apart when TNT backed out. But is Titans really over? The answer might surprise y– oh, no it won’t. It’s superheroes. Of course they still want to make it.
TV Line reports DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns spoke to them about Titans at the Television Critics Association Awards, shortly after TNT announced they weren’t moving forward. Johns said, “We [at DC] have known about [TNT nixing Titans] for months and months and months. That’s not new news to us.”
So, why was DC developing the show that whole time if they knew TNT had already lost interest? Johns explained, “We have plans for Titans. It’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans.”
Considering the success both DC and Marvel have been finding with their live-action superhero adaptations — Gotham, Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Jessica Jones, Daredevil — with only a few (like Constantine) not finding a large enough audience for their respective network, it shouldn’t be a surprise DC was planning all along to take their Titans elsewhere. But where? Is Netflix too loyal to Marvel to give the Teen Titans free reign to get as adult as they want to? Is Amazon — who are trying to expand their music and TV offerings rapidly to compete with Spotify and Netflix — going to snap up a superhero property while it’s still available? Is The CW just going to snatch up everything starring attractive young superheroes? Is some more obscure service you don’t want to subscribe to going to grab it, sealing its fate as a cult hit on torrent sites?
Wherever Titans eventually lands, one thing is certain. It’s still the most confusing quadrilogy ever:
(Via TV Line)