Joining the wave of digital services, DC Entertainment is preparing to launch their own digital channel with Warner Bros. Television. The service will kick-off in 2018 with the premiere of TITANS, a live-action series based on the popular Teen Titans team.
Originally, Titans was in development at TNT before it was scrapped. The series will follow leader Dick Grayson aka Robin (or Nightwing, whichever superhero mantle he opts for) and teammates like Starfire, Raven, and more. Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti are all onboard as writers and executive producers alongside Sarah Schechter, president of Berlanti Productions.
In addition to the live-action Titans, the digital service will also be premiering YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS, the highly anticipated third season of Young Justice, the popular Cartoon Network animated series that was canceled in 2013. Similar to Titans, this series follows a group of young superheroes in the DC universe, including, once more, Dick Grayson (Nightwing in the second season), Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Superboy, Artemis, and more.
The third season will focus on the team as they battle intense issues like meta-human trafficking and a genetic arms race. Sam Register, Brandon Vietti, and Greg Weisman executive producer the animated series.
This news comes at the same time that the final three episodes of the DC sitcom POWERLESS have been pulled from NBC’s schedule, with no sign of them being rescheduled. About the show’s future, showrunner Patrick Schumacker tweeted: “#Powerless will not air this week or next. This, I know for sure. I can guess some other things but they’re not good. Thanks for watching.”
After delivering poor ratings, the show has been effectively canceled.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor