Yesterday saw the news that TNT had passed on the planned DC Titans TV series.
Now Kevin Reilly, TNT’s chief creative officer tells the reason why to THR:
How much of the decision not to move forward with the DC Comics project Titans, also from Warner Bros., was based on the fact that you don’t own it?
It wasn’t. Akiva [Goldsman] is a talented guy, [but] the script just wasn’t there. There is an unbelievable glut of superhero things in the market right now and if you have a really good one, clearly people are up for it. But I just don’t think that there’s a need for one that, for me, at least on paper didn’t seem to be screaming to get made.
The Titans series was said to have been possibly in the same universe as Arrow and The Flash centering on Dick Grayson as Robin, who would eventuall have gone on to become Nightwing, and was working as a private detective in Boston. Titans was also said to include Barbara Gordon, Hawk and Dove, and Starfire, with Cyborg and Beast Boy as possibilities down the road.
There’s speculation some of the Titans characters may be featured in the WB movie universe (Cyborg is confirmed), but that’s all it’s really to be considered right now.