“Batman: Caped Crusader” is a new animated series from executive producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves have officially received a straight-to-series order from HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions and 6th & Idaho will produce the latest chapter in the fabled Batman lore. The series will feature the return of Bruce Timm, one of the creators behind the Emmy award-winning Batman The Animated Series.
Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC), and Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and Cartoon Network Studios (CNS), unveiled the series on Wednesday.
Ascheim spoke about the new creative approach “It is always fun to feed the insatiable appetite fans have for all things, Batman. Batman: Caped Crusader will entertain first-time and die-hard fans alike and, with such an impressive creative team in place, we know we have another future Batman classic in the making.”
Register added, “Batman: The Animated Series was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans. It is in that spirit that we are bringing together three master storytellers in J.J., Matt, and Bruce – each with their own intuitive understanding and affection for the character – to create a new series that will continue in the same groundbreaking legacy.”
When asked about the future of the series Executive Producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves said: “We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City. The series will be thrilling, cinematic, and evocative of Batman’s noir roots while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters. We cannot wait to share this new world.
“Batman: Caped Crusader” has no launch date, but it will debut on HBO MAX and Cartoon Network.