The CW Readies Pre-Robin Graysons

The CW is readying a series based on Batman sidekick Robin’s early days, called The Graysons, Variety reported. Smallville executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, as well as Supernatural executive producer McG, are behind The Graysons, which has landed a put pilot commitment at the network. 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. It’s the latest DC Comics franchise to be mined for the small screen by Warner Brothers TV. McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision label is also attached. The Graysons is seen as a potential replacement for Smallville should that show end its run this season, which has been speculated. In the original Batman mythology, Grayson was a young acrobat and part of the family act called The Flying Graysons. He was orphaned when a gangster sabotaged his parents’ trapeze equipment. Bruce Wayne took him under his wing and trained him to help fight crime. Grayson later morphed into the character of Nightwing, as part of The New Teen Titans, and a series of new Robin replacements were introduced.

 

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