Proposed Nightwing animated series that was canceled

#1 Edited by Munsu (164 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't see a thread for this, but apparently there was a pitch for a Nightwing animated series back in 09 by many of the people currently involved with the Legend of Korra series, like the art director and some of the producers. I think it was shelved because they decided to go with the Young Justice show instead, which I am a fan of, but I don't know. Regardless looking at the proposed character designs I am really disappointed this didn't happen. I like the designs for Dick and Raven and it looks like this could have been really interesting. Oh well.

Dick in normal clothes: http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/184/7/0/nightwing_dick_grayson_by_blacksataguni-d55vpi4.jpg

Nightwing 1: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/184/8/8/nightwing_1_by_blacksataguni-d55vpqw.jpg

Nightwing 2: http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/184/e/4/nightwing2_by_blacksataguni-d55vpvi.jpg

Raven in normal clothes: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/184/2/2/nightwing_raven_by_blacksataguni-d55vq4s.jpg

#2 Posted by danhimself (22553 posts) - - Show Bio

very anime-ish

#3 Posted by jack16ichigo (479 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd watch it,nightwing is one of my favourite characters but it bugs me how they always change his costume.....

#4 Edited by Romulus9000 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

This could have been amazing. Especially if it was the same creative team from Legend of Korra. I've only seen a bit of that show, but what i've seen has been great stuff.

Shame we never even got a pilot.

@jack16ichigo: Nightwing IS my favorite character and i 100 percent agree with you. The only costume change i've ever been ok with is the Arkham Asylum design because it's the same pattern just more tech-y.

#5 Posted by Munsu (164 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, same artist who did the Korra designs so no surprise it is very anime-ish, but I kind of like that. After getting used to the more stylized designs you typically see for DC shows it is interesting to see designs of characters that are a little more realistic or at least realistically proportioned.

#6 Posted by Jotham (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, pretty cool. I would watch it. I like Young Justice, but something like this would probably be more enjoyable for me.

#7 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

The costume design looks pretty slick

#8 Posted by richardjohngrayson (429 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like the look at all.

#9 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

The domino mask is a little big but besides that, I'm sure I can get over the small inconsistencies in his uniform. Great news btw. I could not wipe the grin off my face after reading this. There's always hope an idea for a Grayson tv series will come to fruition. Until then I'll just have to settle for Young Justice, yeehaw!

#10 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

It gives me hope, for..

#11 Posted by KNlGHTWlNG (25 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

The domino mask is a little big but besides that, I'm sure I can get over the small inconsistencies in his uniform. Great news btw. I could not wipe the grin off my face after reading this. There's always hope an idea for a Grayson tv series will come to fruition. Until then I'll just have to settle for Young Justice, yeehaw!

Agree the mask kind of bugs me but I do like the overall style of the costume. Ravens eyes however scare the hell out of me. Is that supposed to be seconds before Trigon takes over or something?? Besides that I would have watched this every week. Hopefully this will be revisited with Cartoon Network doing DC Nation and Young Justice doing as well as it is.

#12 Posted by LuigiBat (225 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest I really think they could've done a Nightwing series years ago, in conjunction with TAS/TNBA. In a way it's probably good that this proposed series didn't take off, as I don't think it would have generated quite enough mainstream interest from non-Grayson/comic fans.

They could easily do a solo series now though. Young Justice has been a success but Nightwing carries the show imo (other people have said that as well), might as well give him his own show set in the same universe whilst keeping Young Justice going so that crossovers can occur.

#13 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

I would've loved a Nightwing cartoon but I prefer the idea of Young Justice because I get to see loads of my favourite characters. Maybe Nightwing will get a spin-off series from Young Justice.

#14 Posted by vernierhawk001 (534 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't know about these designs. Hmm....

@LuigiBat said:

To be honest I really think they could've done a Nightwing series years ago, in conjunction with TAS/TNBA. In a way it's probably good that this proposed series didn't take off, as I don't think it would have generated quite enough mainstream interest from non-Grayson/comic fans.

They could easily do a solo series now though. Young Justice has been a success but Nightwing carries the show imo (other people have said that as well), might as well give him his own show set in the same universe whilst keeping Young Justice going so that crossovers can occur.

Wooot!!!!

#15 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

Im glad we got young justice. But this could've been really cool as well.

#16 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21878 posts) - - Show Bio

argh! this would have been awesome

#17 Edited by PhantomArtist (14 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope the reason it was scrapped is because they have WAY better new designs and is secretly making the series

#18 Posted by The_Nightwing_the1st (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the anime-ish look. Would've been truly AMAZING to have a Nightwing centered show (YJ may have well as been. It was all NW, SB, and Wally)

A masterpiece Nightwing show needs to happen! DC has F'd with Grayson to much without honoring him. I think the anime style farseeing series would revitalize the glory of Dick.

Anyone else think they need to hybridize the YJ costum with the classic V into finger stripes? have the bird with unfurling wings to finger stripes. front and back design.

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