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Friday, September 12, 2014

Teen Titans Returning to Television in Live Action Series

By Dave Bouressa

Gone are the days of the kick-ass, serious, super hero shows on Cartoon Network, watching the Teen Titans fight bad guys on a weekly basis, replaced by goofier, more stylized, comedic counterparts. However, the Teen Titans may be coming back to a more "adult" series in a way they have never been seen before-in live action!

A new report from the Wall Street Journal lays out the plans for the upcoming series.

Warner Bros., which owns DC Comics, is developing a“Titans” television series and is in talks with cable network TNT to air it, knowledgeable people confirmed. Warner Bros. and TNT are both owned by Time Warner Inc.
The television series would more closely resemble a popular 1980s comic called “New Titans.” It featured a 20-something version of Robin who changed his moniker to Nightwing, as well as the new heroes Starfire, Raven and Cyborg.
Akiva Goldsman, who wrote “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Da Vinci Code,” and 1990s superhero sequels “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin,” is writing the “Titans” pilot, along with Marc Haimes.

The news of this was confirmed when Goldsman posted a link to the article on Twitter. Fans of the series will also notice a familiar name missing from the line-up above: Beast Boy. Could the green shape-shifting, animal-loving goofball be too expensive to produce for a television series of this style? Could he be replaced by characters such as Superboy, Aqualad, or any other teenage DC "side-kick"? There are plenty to choose from. Only time will tell.

Titans will be the next line in DC's ever growing presence in television, following Flash, Gotham, and an upcoming Constantine series. The series is currently in talks with the TNT network. No release date has been given at this time, and whether or not the series will actually make it to airwaves is still to be determined. 


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