The CW network is set to air a pilot of a new series featuring Dick Grayson, aka Robin the Boy Wonder. The series,known as “The Graysons,” will be executive produced by “Smallville” exec producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, as well as “Supernatural” exec producer McG. It will focus on Dick Grayson’s early years prior to his parents’ murder and his adoption by Bruce “Batman” Wayne. “The Graysons” is seen as a replacement for “Smallville” should it end its run this season.
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.
Does anybody else see this show as going straight in the crapper? Dark Knight fans have been vocal in their opposition to Robin showing up in any Batman sequels, and people are bound to be even less interested in Dick Grayson as just another teen-aged kid without the “Batman” mythology behind him. This would be even less interesting than watching John Connor without any killer robots from the future hunting him down.