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Batman Sidekick Robin Gets TV Pilot
(Via Wired)Wired said:The CW Television Network is readying a pilot that will delve into Robin's experiences before he became Batman's sidekick.
The show, titled The Graysons, will portray Dick "DJ" Grayson during his formative years as he deals with girlfriends, rivals and family problems, Variety reports.
Executive-produced by Terminator: Salvation director McG, the show was hatched by Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, who deal with the early years of Superman as showrunners for the CW's Smallville series.
It's not the first time a Batman spinoff has had a shot at prime time. Anybody remember Birds of Prey? Back in 2002, The WB tried to sex up the Gotham mythology with airborne female superheroes who protected the citizenry in Batman's absence. It didn't fly.
No word yet on casting the title role, but whoever gets the gig will have a tough time trumping Burt Young (pictured), who portrayed The Boy Wonder in the 1960s Batman TV series. Have any suggestions for likely actors? Let us know in the comments below.