Lots of live-action TV series have invaded the small screen as of late, such as “Arrow,” The Flash,” Constantine,” “Daredevil,” “Supergirl,” “Jessica Jones” and more. But what about the younger superheroes, especially the sidekicks, who are waiting in the wings to become heroes in their own right?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, TNT is close to getting a pilot order for a new live-action television series entitled “Titans.” It is based on a group of young superheroes in training and sidekicks from the DC Comics Universe. This group is led by Dick Grayson, more popularly known as Robin from “Batman,” who later goes on to become a hero known as Nightwing. Aside from Nightwing, other members of this group include the likes of Starfire, Raven and others. However, it is not clear who other young superheroes would be featured in the live-action series.
Prior to this, young superheroes in training and sidekicks from the DC Comics Universe have had several animated television shows. The most recent ones include “Teen Titans!” and “Young Justice.”
“Teen Titans!” which ran for five seasons, from 2003 to 2006, featured a team composed of Robin, their leader; Starfire; Raven; Cyborg and Beast Boy.
“Young Justice,” which ran for two seasons, from 2010 to 2013, featured a group that was originally composed of Dick Grayson as Robin (or Nightwing), Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian, Artemis, Zatanna, Speedy or the Red Arrow, Rocket and other various incarnations of the team, such as Bart Allen, who replaced Wally West as the Kid Flash, and Tim Drake, who became Robin after Dick Grayson become Nightwing.
In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the series hails from Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics. The series will be written by Akiva Goldsman, who will also executive produce the series, and Marc Haimes, who will co executive produce the series.
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And that’s the latest update on “Titans,” a live-action series on superheroes in the making, which is nearing a pilot order from TNT. For more news and updates on “Titans” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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