With the success of 'Young Justice', it's about time DC gave the Robins their own animated series
Robin the Boy Wonder has been kicking around in DC Comics for eight long decades now and is one of the most iconic fictional characters ever created. So it's really quite surprising that there hasn't been a show, live-action or animated, focusing solely on the character in all those years.
Sure most adaptations of the 'Teen Titans' comics, including the animated 'Teen Titans' shows and the live-action 'Titans', focus heavily on at least one version of Robin but that's really not the same thing. But considering how successful DC's 'Young Justice' animated series has become, especially after its 2019 revival, there's plenty of room for more shows along the same lines and a 'Robin' series ought to be at the top of that list. And the best part is it wouldn't even have to be a spin-off of 'Young Justice'.
There have been five different people who have used the Robin moniker over the years, so we already have a core group of characters whom the series could be based around. From Dick Grayson to Damian Wayne, each of the Robins has their own unique personalities and interpersonal dynamics that would make for endless hours of entertainment.
However, if had to pick a storyline for adaptation, we would have to go with the 2015-2016 series 'We Are... Robin' by Lee Bermejo, which didn't feature any of the official Robins in leading roles. Despite having a minimal focus on the established Boys (and Girl) Wonder, the series really brought out the heart of being a Robin with its story of young rebellion.
In the storyline, which takes place after Scott Snyder's 'Batman: Endgame', Bruce Wayne is an amnesiac who is no longer Batman and Damian Wayne, the current Robin, isn't in Gotham City anymore. Naturally, a vacuum forms and a group of youngsters take it upon themselves to fill in for the city's protectors.
Not only did the series provide an interesting deconstruction of the Robin concept and explore the ethical problems raised by Batman putting youngsters in the field, but it was also a genuinely good story that's worth revisiting even years after its publication. As if that's not enough, 'We Are... Robin' also gives some interesting insights into the idea of hero worship and stars Duke Thomas, who has since gone on to become the beloved Bat-family member known as The Signal.
Whether DC does go ahead and commit to a 'Robin' TV show remains to be seen but considering the sheer amount of fan support behind the character, all versions included, it might just happen sooner or later.