The CW is developing a series based on Batman sidekick Robin’s pre-Caped Crusader days, reports Variety.
“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” focuses 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.
“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.