"Robin" Coming To TV
Posted by: Jett
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

6:00 AM TEXAS TIME: Well, this is sorta "Batman on film," right? Anyway, The CW is developing a series gives Dick Grayson -- yes, THAT Dick Grayson -- the "SMALLVILLE" treatment. Here's part of the announcement from VARIETY:

"Smallville" exec producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, as well as "Supernatural" exec producer McG, are behind "The Graysons," which has landed a put pilot commitment at the netlet. Just as "Smallville" focused on Clark Kent in the years before he became Superman, "The Graysons" will follow the world of Dick "DJ" Grayson before he takes on the iconic Robin identity and aligns himself with Batman.

Project reps the latest DC Comics franchise to be mined for the smallscreen by sibling Warner Bros. TV. McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision label is also attached. Souders, Peterson, McG and Wonderland’s Peter Johnson will exec produce. "The Graysons" is seen as a potential replacement for "Smallville" should that show end its run this season, which has been speculated. Should "Smallville" return next year, "The Graysons" might also make a strong companion piece.

In the one-hour "Graysons," which will be set in modern times, young DJ will face challenges involving first loves, young rivals and his family as he grows up. Souders and Peterson have come up with an original take on the character.

I'm not jumping through hoops, but then I'm not part of their target audience. But hey, if it's done well, I'll certainly be down with it (and cover it on BOF).

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