One of the least discussed superhero-related TV series in development is TNT’s “Titans,” a live action adaptation of the “Teen Titans” comic titles. The project was announced back in September, and revealed its characters in February including Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Rachel Roth, Starfire, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger.
Speaking at the upfront presentations this week, TNT president Kevin Reilly revealed that series creator Akiva Goldsman has been “very busy doing some other things” and the project won’t progress much further until they lock down a cast. The hope though is to get the series into production by this Summer.
Reilly also confirms that Goldsman wants to stay very true to the comic, with a storyline revolving around a Robin who has been betrayed by Batman:
“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? And really what he wants to do is be very true (to the source material).
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.”
Source: TV Line