It's been a while since we heard anything solid on TNT's upcoming live action Teen Titans series, but network president Kevin Reilly has finally offered an update.
According to Reilly, the series is still working its way through development. Reilly hopes that “maybe this summer” it could potentially ramp up and actually start production.
TNT's Titans will follow a band of young superheroes lead by Nightwing/Dick Grayson, the former Robin. Akiva Goldsman is executive producing and also penned the pilot episode with Marc Haimes.
It was reported that Titans would potentially focus on DC characters Barbara Gordon, Hawk/Hank Hall and Dove/Dawn Granger, Raven/Rachel Roth and the alien princess Starfire. The team would be led by former Robin and of course future Nightwing Dick Grayson.
“I sat down with Akiva and said — and he ultimately agreed — that the [TV] landscape right now is well-serviced on the superhero front. So what space is this going to inhabit?” Reilly told TVLine.
Reilly then went on to say that Goldsman really wants "to do is be very true [to the source material]. [It] was a groundbreaking property when it first started."
"There were consequences to things that happened; it wasn't somebody died and they moved on. There was the first superhero to be an addict [in Roy Harper's Speedy]. It's a coming-of-age story for Robin, who feels like Batman has betrayed him. I think it's going to end up being a very, very interesting offering. I think it's going to be excellent."
Considering the fact that we already have a lot of superhero shows on TV, it's a nice thing that TNT is taking its time to create something unique.