An article at Deadline about writer/producer Akiva Goldsman mentions the direct-to-the-DC-streaming-service Titans briefly. In doing so, a 13 episode commitment is mentioned; something we aren’t sure is out before.
Here is exactly what was said:
He also is teamed with Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti at Warner Bros on Titans, based on the DC Comics property Teen Titans revolving around Nightwing, Batman’s sidekick Dick Grayson after he goes off on his own. Goldsman co-write the pilot with Johns; it has been set for a 13-episode commitment and will launch DC’s new digital platform.
13 episodes, eh? What does everyone want to see on Titans? Leave some comments below.
(Also, “Goldsman co-write the pilot with Johns?” Someone should hire some editors over there at Deadline… in any event, the typo remains as it originally was seen.)
TV Line caught up with DC Entertainment Chief Creative OFficer Geoff Johns at the TCA press tour a few weeks back, and what he had to say about the announcement that Titans was a no-go at TNT was posted on their site today.
“We [at DC] have known about [Turner nixing Titans] for months and months and months. That’s not new news to us,” Johns told TV Line, with some possibly good news: “We have plans for Titans,” Johns asserted. “It’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans.”
There are rumors that the Cyborg movie could become a Titans movie; could that be it? Or might Titans the TV series land somewhere else that won’t keep it in development for several years?
Though we still aren’t sure if it’s been actually confirmed that they’re legit, a Tweet finally came from the @TitansWriters Twitter feed today. Here’s what they posted – a simple picture of Nightwing:
On a Twitter note, if you’re not following our own Titans twitter account @TitansTV already… you should be!
The website Season-Zero.com is alleging that TNT’s Titans might be going by a different title.
This new title they mentioned is “Blackbirds” – possibly referencing the bird-themed characters within – although, if you’re adapting a major brand, shouldn’t you use a name people know?
They mention the show will shoot in the Spring in Toronto. The Toronto part is consistent with what we have heard; the Spring part, we hadn’t heard before. Maybe the Starz project Blackbirds is shooting soon, which would put us back at the “no Titans updates” corner.
We’ve heard nothing confirming this and will take any news with a grain of salt until or unless the studio, the network, or the creative people involved confirm anything.
UPDATE: While we’ve heard nothing either way from the studio, Chris (@Comic_Canuck on Twitter) did some sleuthing and found that Starz has a project in development called “Blackbirds,” based on a novel. Chances are good that Season-Zero got their wires crossed. Nothing to see here!
All we know about Titans at this point is that the pilot is shooting next year, and that it is expected for it to include Nightwing as well as some DC Comics Titans favorites like Starfire and Raven.
The hope is that TNT likes it, and makes a series out of it.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our own casting suggestions, and you’re all welcomed to leave some of your own in the comments section. As we don’t know for sure which characters will be present, or what ages they are even looking for, this could be completely off from what we ultimately end up getting, if we see anything at all.