A few weeks ago during the TCA Winter Press Tour, TNT president Kevin Reilly confirmed that the live-action Teen Titans series Titans was no longer in development on their network which was a huge bummer for many reasons. However, in the world of television, just because one network doesn’t pick up a show, it doesn’t mean that another network can’t and while it was believed that the project was dead, it may not be the case after all.
TV Line spoke with DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who is involved with both the DC TV Universe and the DC Extended Universe, who was asked about what the chances were that Titans could live on another network. While Johns were cryptic, his answer indicates that something may still happen for the Teen Titans in live-action.
“We [at DC] have known about [Turner nixing Titans] for months and months and months. That’s not new news to us. We have plans for Titans. It’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans.”
Let’s say for argument’s sake that Titans does happen, there are several places it could go to. The CW does already have 3 major DC TV shows already with Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, along with the Vertigo show iZombie and now possibly the Archie Comics series Riverdale (that just got a pilot pick-up last week), should it go to series for the 2016-2017 TV Season. However, CW President Mark Pedowitz has said that they are open to add a fourth DC series.
Something like Titans could easily work on that network, including the fact that their DC TV Universe has established and hinted at several Teen Titans related characters on those shows that could perhaps take part of an actual Titans show. It could also always go to CBS if they wanted to expand on their DC line-up and have it be in the same world as Supergirl and have Kara be a member of that group as she was part of the Teen Titans in the books for a while. There are several ways that Titans could still happen on television.
Johns’ comment referring to DC having plans for the Titans could also hint at the possible live-action Teen Titans movie that might be happening, which was revealed by Heroic Hollywood’s own Umberto Gonzalez last year. Either way, whether it’s for the big or small screen: Teen Titans fans may be getting their group of young heroes in live-action, after all. It wouldn’t be surprising if we hear something about Titans either right before, on or after the release of the upcoming DC animated film, Justice League Vs. Teen Titans. But for now, we can just speculate and hope we get new updates soon.
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Source: TV Line