Live-Action Teen Titans series is dead at the network
In September of 2014 it was revealed that a live-action Teen Titans series was in the works at TNT, and few updates on the series have come since that time. Now, TNT President Kevin Reilly has confirmed the series is no longer moving forward.
“We decided it wasn’t where we wanted to go,” Reilly said at their TCA presentation.
The pilot for the series was written by Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Marc Haimes. Production on the pilot was previously slated to begin last year, though it never took off.
A previous report on the series revealed the intended lineup of characters would include Batman protege Dick Grayson, who would begin as Robin before transition into Nightwing, in addition to a wheelchair-bound Barbara Gordon, The Hank Hall and Dawn Granger version of Hawk and Dove, plus founding New Teen Titans members Raven and Starfire.
The Teen Titans celebrate their 52nd anniversary this year, a key number in the DCU, 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!”