Yo people of the internet, time for some TV news and after a while it seems like we will be getting another adaptation of Teen Titans. The following information will be coming from superherohype:
Back in September, it was revealed that the Teen Titans would be making their way onto TV at TNT in a series simply titled “Titans.” Little has been reported on the series since then, but one fan asked DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns about an update on Twitter to which he replied:
Set to be written by Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes, the series is described as centering on Dick Grayson, “who 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.”
The Teen Titans celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, having first appeared in “The Brave and the Bold” #54. A team comprised of young superheroes, the Titans have changed rosters quite a bit in the comics and many younger fans actually know the characters best for their 2003 animated series. More recently, an animated take on the characters aired on Cartoon Network under the title “Young Justice” as well as “Teen Titans Go!”
Should the series continue to move forward, it joins a slate that includes “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham,” “Constantine,” and the in-development “Supergirl” and “Krypton.”
So it looks like Teen Titans will be finally getting a live-action adaptation in today’s age of comic book films and TV shows and that excites me. While I’ve never been too into the original source material, after the 2003 TV series, I became a fan of the characters and while I’m not a hardcore fan (you know, reading all the comics, watching all of their editions in animation, etc.), I am curious to see what more can be done with these characters in another show. Other DC shows like Arrow, The Flash and Gotham have shown that you can adapt these comic book characters, change them, make them realistic, cool and versatile. I can only hope that this will be an actual teenage group of heroes who have adventures together that matter, that have links to their comic book roots, but have stories that are strong enough to stand on their own two feet.