TNT will not be bringing DC Comics’ Titans to the small screen, network president Kevin Reilly confirmed on Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena.
“It is not [still in development],” Reilly shared. “We just decided it wasn’t quite where we wanted to go.”
Though announced nearly 16 months ago, not much had been officially said about the live-action project, which follows a group of young superheroes led by Dick Grayson aka Batman’s sidekick Robin, who is fated to become Nightwing. Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) penned the pilot with Marc Haimes, and Nerdist.com has reported that the titular team would also include Barbara Gordon, Hawk/Hank Hall and Dove/Dawn Granger, Raven/Rachel Roth and the alien princess Starfire.
Back in May, Reilly told TVLine that some semblance of production could maybe get underway in Summer 2015 — which obviously came and went.
Reilly at that time attributed the delay in even as much as casting to Goldman’s busy schedule, and also noted that he and the writer agreed that a Titans adaptation would need to be special to stand out amid TV’s ever-growing superhero universe. (Reporting by Rebecca Iannucci)