Comic-book fans are winning right now. Television is exploding with adaptations from the DC and Marvel Universe. The latest is a pilot that's being developed over at TNT based on DC Comics' Teen Titans. It's poised to be a live-action series that will feature the young team, led by Nightwing.
The pilot will bring Batman's former sidekick out of his shadows and into the forefront. It will center on a "band of new superheroes including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever.”
The series is expected to move away from the "teen" label, taking on a more adult approach. It will be executive-produced by Akiva Goldsman, who also wrote the pilot with Marc Haimes. The Teen Titans have appeared in multiple animated incarnations, including the self-titled Cartoon Network series that ran from 2003 to 2006. They're also featured in the now-airing Teen Titans Go!
There's no word on who'll star in the pilot, but one actor's already rallying for Nightwing: Steven R. McQueen, who's best known for playing Jeremy on The Vampire Diaries, is a huge fan of the character. But he's admitted it's mostly wishful thinking on his part.
We're excited about the prospect of Nightwing getting some attention. Dick Grayson's Robin is an inconic figure, but in our humble opinion, Nightwing is much more interesting and complex.
Who do you think should play the new Teen Titans?