After well over a year of development, apparently TNT has now decided that they do not want to get “Titans” off the ground, after all.
While at the TCA Winter Press Tour on Thursday, network programming head Kevin Reilly confirmed that their long-discussed series, which could have featured Dick Grayson / Nightwing, Starfire, Barbara Gordon, and others, is not moving forward. This was a show that had been held back on a number of occasions already, with the biggest argument for it being that it was something that the network wanted to do right if they were going to go down this road. Now, they’re clearly not interested in doing it at all. It’s a shame.
However, is the loss of this series another show’s gain? One thing that we are curious about now is whether or not some of these characters could be opened up to appear on some other DC Comics shows. For example, “Arrow” has drawn subtle comparisons between Barbara and Felicity Smoak already, and maybe this is the motivation The CW needs to give her even more Oracle characteristics. Meanwhile, Starfire seems like a perfect fit already for either “Supergirl” or “The Flash,” and we could see Dick Grayson being the perfect way to reference Batman on “Arrow” without having to bring Bruce Wayne aboard. It could be the best of both worlds.
We also suppose it is possible that another network could look at the project, given that superhero shows are all the rage at the moment; however, with “Legends of Tomorrow” occupying a similar space there may not be as much of a need for this as there would have been otherwise. As you may recall, this show was actually announced before “Legends” was on The CW, and at the time there may have been considerations that it would have a more unique space in the market.
This has already been an interesting day for TNT, who also announced at TCA that they are ending “Rizzoli & Isles” after the upcoming seventh season.
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