Previously developed for HBO Max, Batman: Caped Crusader has found a new home at Amazon. The animated series from J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves, and Bruce Timm has been given a two season order.
The show was put on hold by Warner Bros. Discovery in August, about a year after it was ordered straight to series. At that time, they stated it was looking for a new home. After a series of cost cutting, Warner Bros. Discovery has pivoted in recent months selling projects to “rival” streaming services.
Batman: Caped Crusader was said to be a follow up in spirit to the classic 1990s Batman: The Animated Series which Timm worked on. Ed Brubaker was announced Timm’s right hand for the 10-episode first season. It was spotlighted at the 2021 DC Fandome which featured some of the individuals behind it discussing what we can expect.
The series joins other high profile animated series at Amazon including Invincible, The Legend of Vox Machina, and The Boys Presents: Diabolical.
At DC FanDome, fans got a first creative glimpse into Batman: Caped Crusader, the upcoming all-new animated series and reimagining of the Batman mythology.
In a video piece created exclusively for DC FanDome, Executive Producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves along with Co-Executive Producer James Tucker share their inspirations and early insights for this next animated chapter of the Dark Knight.
Batman: Caped Crusader is coming soon to HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho.
J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves, and Bruce Timm are working on a new animated Batman series. The series will return the character back to his noir roots. Batman: Caped Crusader is getting a straight-to-series order from HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
The series will dive deeper into the psychology of the characters and Batman’s noir roots.
From the announcement:
Utilizing state-of-the-art animation techniques and technologies available, this powerful creative partnership will once again reinvent Batman and his iconic rogue’s gallery with sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.