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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"The Graysons"

Variety reports that the CW is considering a series based on Robin the boy wonder's "pre-Caped Crusader days."

"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," Variety writes.

Two of the executive producers of "Smallville" (including Kelly Souders, who I interviewed recently about the latest season of "Smallville) are among those behind the show.

The show promises a modern "original take" on the character of Dick Grayson. So does that mean he won't be part of The Flying Graysons circus family? At any rate, I'm curious but dubious. Clark Kent before he became Superman is special because he's from another world and he's learning about his powers. What's going to set Dick, oh, I mean, DJ, apart? I could see a miniseries on the origin of Robin - that'd be cool - but a whole series that's set even BEFORE the origin?


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