We're living in a boom time for superhero TV shows, particularly when it comes to Warner Bros. The studio has already parlayed its DC Comics characters into two successful CW shows, with a third premiering very soon, Supergirl is a hit on CBS, Gotham still has a solid audience at FOX, and while Constantine didn't work out, it's clear the ambition to do more on the small screen is still there.
One of the biggest signs of that ambition was the plan to create a Teen Titans series for TNT. The idea of finally getting a live-action Nightwing was intoxicating to many fans, Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman was on board to script the pilot, and it seemed like a great opportunity for Warner Bros. to begin its conquest of cable TV (where many fans wish Constantine had gone in the first place).
Well, we're going to have keep waiting, because Titans is dead at TNT. At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Thursday, TNT President Kevin Reilly announced that he decided to pass on the series.
"We just decided it wasn’t quite where we wanted to go," he said.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reilly's been eager to move his network in a new direction since taking the reins last January, as evidenced by things like the recent cancellation of Rizzoli & Isles and Legends. While it's not entirely clear year just how far Reilly's going to go with his new direction, apparently his vision for the network doesn't include superhero shows.
So, is that the end of Titans? Maybe not. There's always the possibility that the property could find a home at another network, but for the moment, it's dead in the water.