TNT is nearing a pilot deal for a new TV series based on the popular DC Comics title Teen Titans, which will simply be called Titans. The character Nightwing will lead the group, with the pilot being co-written by Akiva Goldsman, best known for his I Am Legend and A Beautiful Mind screenplays.
Akiva Goldsman is co-penning the pilot script with Marc Haimes, an executive turned writer. Titans centers on former Batman side-kick Dick Grayson (aka Robin) who emerges from the shadows of The Dark Knight as Nightwing to lead his own fearless band of superheroes, which may include Starfire and Raven. While no other characters are mentioned by name in the source story, also part of the group in the DC Comics and animated series are Cyborg (rumored to be making an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Beast Boy and Terra. It is not known which characters will actually make it into the final version of the show.
WBTV already has two animated series' based on the title, Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, airing on TNT's sister channel Cartoon Network.
Warner Bros. TV is greatly expanding its DC branding on the small screen, going from one to four series this year, with Arrow and The Flash on The CW, Gotham on Fox and Constantine on NBC. The studio is also prepping Supergirl, which may be titled Super or Girl.
Titans is one of three TNT drama pilots awaiting a green light as the cable network undergoes a regime transition. Also awaiting a pilot order are the Amblin TV produced Lumen and Cocaine Cowboys from producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay.