HBO Max and Cartoon Network has ordered a new Batman animated series called Batman: Caped Crusader. It will be executive produced by Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves. This is the first time Timm has returned to Batman for an animated series since the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series.
“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,” said Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register.
The show promises to use “state-of-the-art animation techniques and technologies available” to give a fresh take on the series. The show 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,” per the press release.
“We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City,” said executive producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves in a joint statement. “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.”
Check out the full Batman: Caped Crusader teaser poster below: