‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Animated Series coming to HBO Max from JJ Abrams/Matt Reeves/Bruce Timm

Variety reports that A new Batman animated series has been ordered at HBO Max and Cartoon Network, with “Batman: The Animated Series” co-creator Bruce Timm attached as an executive producer.

“Batman: Caped Crusader” will be executive produced by Timm along with J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. It will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho.

“We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City,”

the trio said.

“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”

“Batman: The Animated Series” aired on Fox Kids from 1992-1995 for a total of 85 episodes. Kevin Conroy voiced the Dark Knight in the series, which is one of the most highly-regarded entries in the DC onscreen portfolio thus far. The show has received considerable praise for its dark nature and storytelling, with the voice performances also receiving well-deserved attention. Along with Conroy, the show featured the voices of actors like Mark Hamill as The Joker along with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred and Adrienne Barbeau as Catwoman among many others. The show also served as the launchpad for the character Harley Quinn, who was created by Timm and introduced in the show’s first season.

“’Batman: The Animated Series’ was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans,”

said Sam Register, president of WBA and Cartoon Network Studios.

“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.”

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