Earlier this week came word that TNT’s “Titans,” the in-development live-action TV series adaptation of the DC superhero drama “Teen Titans,” will not be going forward. Today, further information has come to light about why there was a failure to launch.
Speaking with The Live Feed, TNT’s CCO Kevin Reilly says that issues with the script and the general over-saturation of the superhero genre is responsible for the network’s decision to pass on the show:
“It wasn’t [the fact that we didn’t own the characters]. Akiva [Goldsman] is a talented guy, [but] the script just wasn’t there. There is an unbelievable glut of superhero things in the market right now and if you have a really good one, clearly people are up for it. But I just don’t think that there’s a need for one that, for me, at least on paper didn’t seem to be screaming to get made.”
Almost a dozen superhero dramas are on the air right now including “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Supergirl,” “Gotham,” “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Powers,” “Agent Carter,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and the upcoming “Luke Cage”.