There’s Going to Be a Robin TV Series With No Robin

Is it me? Am I going fucking crazy? Based on all the folks who sent me this tip, I suppose I’m not, as we all seem equally baffled that the CW has ordered a pilot of The Graysons?a show starring young Dick Grayson…before he becomes Robin.

Let that sink in for a minute. A Robin show…with no Robin. Unlike Smallville, where Clark Kent had powers before donning his tights, Dick Grayson was just a kid before he became Robin. More specifically, he worked as a circus acrobat…with his family. So it’s basically just a show about a young circus acrobat. If that sounds like a good idea for a TV series, congratulations?you’re already a CW executive.

Oh, I kid?this pre-Robin Dick Grayson will almost certainly not be a circus acrobat, as producer McG?who seems to be in a race with Brett Ratner to see who can shit on 50 beloved nerd properties first?says there’s a new take on the character, encapsulated by young Dick going by the name of “D.J.” I shit you not. Says Variety:

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.

Variety also says that this will inevitably replace Smallville, which will likely (mercifully) end after this season. So…yeah. “D.J.” Grayson. Who isn’t Robin. A full hour. I repeat: Am I crazy? What kind of brain damage is it necessary to have to believe this at all sounds like a good idea?