Bruce Timm joins J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves on an all-new, reimagined animated series inspired by the Dark Knight’s thrilling noir roots, from Warner Bros. Animation.
HBO Max and Cartoon Network have greenlit a straight to series order for Batman: Caped Crusader, an all-new animated series and reimagining of the Batman mythology, from executive producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves, produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho. The news was announced today by 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).
Ascheim stated, “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.”
Batman: Caped Crusader marks Timm’s return to the iconic DC character in animated episodic television, which began with the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, considered by many as one of the best depictions of the Dark Knight in any medium, and one of the greatest animated superhero series of all time.
Now, nearly 30 years since the series premiered, Timm once again takes on the Caped Crusader alongside Abrams and Reeves. Utilizing state-of-the-art animation techniques and technologies available, this creative partnership will reinvent Batman and his iconic rogue’s gallery with “sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.”
According to Register, “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.”
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.”
Source: HBO Max