Greg Berlanti is the producer and co-creator behind Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and next season’s Black Lightning. With all of that on his plate, you’d think he’d be done with DC superheroes for a while — but you’d be wrong. Berlanti is now bringing the Teen Titans to the small screen through a new DC Entertainment venture.
Berlanti and his Arrowverse co-producer Sarah Schechter will team with Geoff Johns and Akiva Goldsman to produce Titans, based on the long-running Teen Titans comic book series.
Teen Titans Go!
The show was originally in development at TNT, with a script by Goldsman and Marc Haimes. When TNT stalled, Warner Bros. handed the project to Berlanti.
The pilot script is written by Goldsman (who also wrote Batman & Robin — never forget), Berlanti, and Johns (who is, of course, the president & chief creative officer at DC Entertainment).
The show will follow former Robin Dick Grayson as he emerges as the hero Nightwing. Starfire and Raven are among the young heroes he’ll recruit for the Titans team.
Here’s the catch, though: Titans is not coming to TNT or The CW, or any television network for that matter. It’s going to launch a new digital streaming platform for DC Entertainment.
It will be accompanied by the new season of the animated hit Young Justice, now rebranded as Young Justice: Outsiders.
There’s no word yet on what additional content DC will be bringing to this new platform, though it’ll likely be a mix of older shows like Batman: The Animated Series.
To Join or Not to Join?
The big question for us is always: will the new Titans show take place in the Arrowverse? So far, there’s no Batman on any of the Arrowverse shows, so the obvious answer is “no.”
However, Dick Grayson’s past could be retconned to allow him to exist without Batman. Or, like Supergirl, the show could take place in another universe, which would still allow for the possibility of a crossover.
Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders, and the new DC digital platform will all launch at an unspecified date in 2018.
Are you excited for the launch of Titans? Should the show connect to the Arrowverse or remain a separate entity? Share your opinions in the comments below!