Batman is coming back to your TV screens.
HBO Max and Cartoon Network have ordered a new animated series called Batman: Caped Crusader. The project will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho. Yes, you care correct in assuming that if Bad Robot is involved that must mean so is J.J. Abrams.
Abrams, along with Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm, will serve as an executive producer on the series. That’s an interesting trio to have on board given that they are all master creators. Reeves and Timm have already put their mark on DC Comics‘ caped crusader, so I’m interested in seeing what sort of guidance Abrams might offer up.
The three executive producers also released a statement expressing their excitement for the new series in which they 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.”
Thrilling. Cinematic. Noir roots. Oh yeah, I’m thinking this is the Batman: The Animated Series successor we’ve been waiting fifteen years for.
Additionally, Warner Bros. describes the series as a “reimagining of the Batman mythology” that will feature “sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.”
All of this sounds amazing and if they key art above is what Batman is going to look like then I’m already sold. Just don’t make it a CGI monstrosity and I think this could be a major success. The next step will be casting a voice actor who can handle the dual roles associated with the character.
What do you think of the new Batman series? Do you think Caped Crusader has the makings of being a worthy successor to Batman: The Animated Series (arguably the greatest animated superhero show of all time)? Tell us down in the comments!