Teen super heroes are about to take TNT by storm.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the latest comic classic to go live action might be DC Comics “Titans.” Warner Bros., who owns DC Comics, is in talks with TNT to run the series. The two parties are reportedly close to a deal for the pilot, which would star Batman’s longtime sidekick Dick Grayson. Both WB and TNT are, of course, owned by parent company Time Warner, so the pairing makes perfect sense.
“Titans” had a stint back in the early 2000s as an animated series on The WB, and Cartoon Network still airs an animated take on the series called “Teen Titans Go!” However, this reboot would aim to take the teen concept to a more adult place.
The Teen Titans first showed up in 1964 as sidekicks for the Justice League, but the show would lean more toward the 1980′s comic “New Titans” that emphasized a mid-twenties Robin figure morphing into Nightwing.
The inaugural episode would explore how Grayson “emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others.”
Writer Akiva Goldsman (“I Am Legend”) has been tapped to pen and executive produce along with Warner Horizon Television. Goldsman was previously attached to a Warner Bros. “Teen Titans” movie that never came to fruition.