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Animated "Batman: Caped Crusader" Series Announced at HBO Max


Awhile back, rumors were flying (pun intended) that another Batman series was in the words that would be a sequel series to the 1990's Batman: The Animated Series. While it's unconfirmed whether today's announced series Batman: Caped Crusader is that series, it has been confirmed that it is meant to be in the spirit of that series. Namely, the psychological noir elements that made that series so popular. This is implied by the first poster released today for the series:

Given a straight-to-series order, and set to play on both HBO Max and Cartoon Network, Batman: Caped Crusader will actually see Bruce Timm, a major creative force behind Batman: The Animated Series and other early DCAU shows, return as executive producer. He will be joined in this capacity by The Batman director Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams. The trio released a joint statement today, explaining what to expect from the new show:

“The series will be thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters.”

The series will have Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho producing. No official premiere date has been announced yet. Stay tuned!

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May 20, 2021

Happy that Bruce Timm is involved. Sad that JJ Abrams will ruin this.

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