With Smallville wrapping up, the WB is firing up the oven to cook up another DC-themed TV show. Now in development, rather surprisingly, Raven, the demon-spawned empath created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez for the Teen Titans. Diego Gutierrez (V) is developing the concept for the CW. Raven previously appeared on TV as a Goth-type character on the Teen Titans cartoon.
Of course, Human Target is currently airing in a version that has little to do with the comics concept. The David E. Kelley Wonder Woman show is still in development but without a network. The CW’s last attempt to develop a DC-based TV show was The Graysons, about a family of acrobat crime fighters, which ran into disapproval from Jeff Robinov and Christopher Nolan.
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