Holy Crazy Ideas, Batman!
It seems with the end of Smallville in sight, the CW has plans for a TV show on the life of Richard John Grayson (or DJ has he'll go by) before he became the Boy Wonder.
According to Variety:
"Smallville" exec producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, as well as "Supernatural" exec producer McG, are behind "The Graysons," which has landed a put pilot commitment at the netlet.
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. Souders and Peterson have come up with an original take on the character.
I'm really not sure what to think of this. It actually makes me a little sick in the stomach. There hasn't been a firm decision on whether or not Smalliville will last beyond this current season. The signs are pointing to it being the last. It's been successful for the network so it makes sense that they'd want to try to reproduce the formula. I just don't know how a show about the Graysons would be. I do think a young Bruce Wayne story would work better but I'm sure that property is off limits. I just have a really bad feeling about this.