While Cartoon Network’s programming block of DC Nation is currently only an hour long, viewers get more bang for their buck with DC Nation Shorts that feature various animations and characters from the DC Comics world. One of the most popular is a series of shorts that feature a more comical look on the old Teen Titans series New Teen Titans. Well apparently, it’s become such a big hit that even Cartoon Network has taken notice. Today the network is happy to announce that for the first time in over six years Teen Titans will be returning with all-new episodes in a half-hour format…though with more laughs than last time.
IGN reports that DC Nation will have an all-new series Teen Titans Go!, adapted from the comedic shorts that many have fallen in love with, and will include cast members from the original series Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, and Hynden Walch all returning in their roles of Beast Boy, Robin, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire, respectively. Original EP Sam Register will be back assuming the same role, while producers this time around include Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) as producers.
The series is described, “Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the super hero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. They may be super heroes who save the world every day … but somebody still has to do the laundry! With the ability to turn into any animal or detach their robotic limbs, teenage pranks reach a whole new level. And even super heroes have to take Driver’s Ed. to get a license – especially after wrecking the Batmobile on an unauthorized joy ride to impress a girl!”
Teen Titans Go! will premiere sometime in 2013 on DC Nation. It’s here that the series is now the second new program to join the DC Nation block as the anticipated CGI show Beware the Batman will also premiere in Early 2013 after a preview this fall. With both series, this effectively brings the DC Nation block to an extended two hour weekly run alonside Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice.