Amazon Studios has ordered two seasons of Batman: Caped Crusader, which will be from superhero animated TV show veterans. Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves, Sam Register, and Ed Brubaker are behind the animated series, and people are now describing it as a reimagined Batman mythology. Initially set for HBO Max, Warner Bros Discovery put it up for third-party licensing after the new DC slate got started with its development.
Among the platforms that placed a bid for the series are rumoured to be Netflix, Apple and Hulu. Amazon emerged victorious in securing the rights to stream the series. Bruce Timm won his Primetime Emmy in 1993 for Batman: The Animated Series.
His Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker also got him a nomination at the Annie Awards in 2001. His latest works include the 2020 DC Showcase: The Phantom Stranger and Superman: Red Son, as well as 2021 Batman: Soul of the Dragon.
Fans know Ed Brubaker’s producer work through 2019 Too Old to Die Young and 2016 Westworld. However, Batman: Caped Crusader will not be his first run for a superhero project. As a writer, his credited works include the television mini-series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and 2009 Batman: Black and White and Angel of Death.
Sam Register, of course, is on board because he is not only experienced in superhero animation but, more importantly, he is President of Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe. He is so connected to the animated DC characters that he actually became one. The fictional character Dr. Samuel Register aka Zookeeper from Teen Titans was named after him.
Meanwhile, JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves have already made their names known for popular franchises fans have followed through the years.
Batman: Caped Crusader Immediately Gets 2 Seasons over at Amazon
According to The Wrap, thanks to Amazon Studios, we will get to watch the new animated series about the Dark Knight. Many people grew less hopeful when DC Studios’ co-CEOs, James Gunn and Peter Safran, announced their initial DC Slate last January. Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters had an initial lineup of five movies and five TV shows.
Batman: Caped Crusader was not on the list. Fans thought the series would get cancelled like the many projects that did not see the light of day despite being on the last stage of production development. But news went around saying that the animated series from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot, together with Matt Reeves and the rest of the producers’ team, was not cancelled but was then being shopped to other platforms.
As Amazon Studios just ordered two seasons of the animated series, plot details are yet to be available. However, fans speculate that it could likely be connected to either the Batman: The Animated Series or the events of Reeves’ The Batman starring Robert Pattinson.
But with Colin Farrell’s The Penguin series coming to HBO Max in October 2025, chances are that the upcoming animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions and 6th & Idaho would be a darker reboot. Having writers among the team of executive producers would definitely have an advantage for the series.
Batman: Caped Crusader Finds New Home In Amazon With 2 Seasons
Heroic Hollywood writes that Timm, Abrams and 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.
During the 2021 DC Fandome, Timm described the upcoming series as follows:
more ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ than ‘Batman: The Animated Series.
Generations of fans have fond memories of the series. Hopefully, the new one coming to Amazon will live up to the expectations. The fact that the executive producers are well-experienced creators of superhero series and/or movies, let alone animated features, gives confidence to fans’ expectations.
Even more importantly, the late Kevin Conroy, who is the definitive Batman to certain generations of fans in the animated series, has the upcoming series as his last project. His final series lending his voice to Bruce Wayne and Batman would be something fans will cherish for all time.
IMDb lists the people behind the series. Joining Conroy in the voice cast are Cristina Valenzuela as Catwoman, Erika Harlacher as Poison Ivy, Alice Lee as Lois Lane, SungWon Cho as Riddler, Frank Todaro as Penguin, Brook Chalmers as Alfred Pennyworth and Bill Butts as Bronze Tiger.
Writing credits belong to Greg Rucka, Brubaker and creator Bob Kane.
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