Television

TNT hopes to secure rights to live-action Teen Titans series

With comic-book themed films and shows producing some of the best numbers in town, it’s not surprising that TNT is looking to capitalize on the craze. The network is in talks to finalize a deal that will bring a new live-action series based on the young-superhero team ‘Teen Titans’ to market.

Currently Warner Bros. holds the rights to DC Comics and is currently developing a “Titans” television series to shop to different networks, with TNT reportedly at the top of the list so far. Warner Bros. and TNT are both owned by Time Warner Inc we should mention.

As for the young group of do-gooders, they first appeared back in 1964 as the “Teen Titans,” a sort of all-teen version of the adult Justice League, with many of them being sidekicks themselves.

“New Titans” came about in the 1980s, with an older Nightwing teamed-up with Starfire, Raven and Cyborg. That is the version of the Teen Titans that is expected to be made into a series. Akiva Goldsman (writer of “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Da Vinci Code,” and “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin,”) is reportedly writing the “Titans” pilot, with Marc Haimes.

“Teen Titans Go!” is still playing on Cartoon Network, DC is launching “Flash,” “Constantine,” and Batman prequel “Gotham” this fall as part of the DC expansion in television.