The CW and Warner Bros. have been forced to scrap their plans for The Graysons, a series that the network was planning which was to follow the life and story of Dick Grayson before he became Batman’s sidekick Robin. WB Pictures president Jeff Robinev changed his mind in recent days and according to Variety, wants Warner Bros. to “rethink its DC Comics strategy”:
“The studio has opted not to go forward with the development of ‘The Graysons’ at this time as the concept doesn’t fit the current strategy for the Batman franchise,” the studio said in a statement. “Warner Bros. Television is currently working on several replacement options for the CW.”
Also turns out that The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan was never consulted and was uncomfortable with having a TV show related to the Batman franchise on the air, although the decision rested solely with Robinev.