For some time now, TNT seems to have been at work on a live-action TV series adaptation of the DC Comics title “Teen Titans”.
The pilot was first rumored to be ordered by the network a year ago, a rumor the network didn’t confirm at the time. It wasn’t until a few months later that DC’s Geoff Johns indicated on social media that the pilot would be shot sometime in 2015 and then the network said at the upfronts last month they hoped to be in production by this Summer.
The pilot, penned by Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes, would follow Dick Grayson, who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new super heroes including Barbara Gordon, Hawk, Dove, Raven, and Starfire.
Today, Season Zero reports that the project has scored a new name, “Blackbirds,” and the original plan to shoot this Summer in Toronto has been pushed back with the pilot now slated to be shot in October.
TNT will shoot a very different pilot, the TV series adaptation of the Australian crime film “Animal Kingdom,” in Los Angeles in July.