DC announced this week that Teen Titans would be adapted as a new live action TV series for the TNT network. The show would focus on Batman’s ex-sidekick Robin as he adopts the new moniker Nightwing and becomes the leader of a new band of superheroes. It seems that the show may also have a slightly darker edge than the cartoon series did, with the characters all being aged up slightly but the roster of superheroes is so far unchanged. It seems DC are really trying to match Marvel in terms of expanding their universe to the screen, as Teen Titans would join the ever growing roster of DC shows including The CW’s Arrow and impending spinoff The Flash, along with NBC’s Constantine and Fox’s Gotham.
Sky1 have released a trailer for Sean Bean’s new spy series Legends, which premieres from 10pm on Wednesday 17th September. Bean stars as Martin Odum, a specialist in deep undercover assignments for the FBI who begins to question his identity when he’s told that Odum is just another of his covers. Ali Larter (Heroes) and Rob Mayes (The Client List) also star.
Production is already underway on Hannibal season three and news broke this week that Gillian Anderson (The Fall) has been upped to a series regular. Anderson previously guest starred on the series as Hannibal’s psychiatrist, Dr Bedelia du Maurier, but if last season’s cliffhanger is any indication, she will have a much bigger role to play this year.
Nurse Jackie’s upcoming seventh series will also be its last, Showtime announced this week. The Edie Falco (The Sopranos) starring black comedy will bow out later this year – “this final season will bring her story to a close that will satisfy the ever-growing number of loyal viewers who have been entranced, and, at times, appalled by Jackie though the years,” said Showtime President David Nevins.
Fox announced that they are working on a TV adaptation of Minority Report, to be developed by Steven Spielberg and his production company Amblin Entertainment, and written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla). The series would take place ten years after the events of the film and follow one of the pre-cogs as they struggle to live a normal life whilst still experiencing horrific flashes of the future.
Sky Living have greenlit The Enfield Haunting, a three part series set to star Timothy Spall (Harry Potter). The series is set in the autumn of 1977 and is an adaptation of Guy Lyon Playfair’s book This House is Haunted which tells the true story of one of the country’s most documented supernatural events. Spall will lead the cast as an amatuer paranormal investigator, with Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) and Juliet Stevenson (Atlantis) also starring.