CW Develops Robin Pre-Batman Series

With its flagship series “Smallville” likely in its final season, The CW is developing a new show entitled “The Graysons” based on the early days of Batman sidekick Robin reports IGN.

Just as “Smallville” focuses on Clark Kent in the years before he became Superman, “The Graysons” will follow the world of Dick “DJ” Grayson before he takes on the iconic Robin identity and aligns himself with Batman.

In the one-hour “Graysons,” which will be set in modern times, young DJ will face challenges involving first loves, young rivals and his family as he grows up.

“Smallville” executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson have come up with an original take on the character and will steer the series alongside “Supernatural” executive producer McG.