Amazon has stepped in as the new home of Batman: Caped Crusader with a two-season order for the series.
Batman: Caped Crusader was first announced in May 2021 as a direct-to-series order for both HBO Max and Cartoon Network. It was then revealed in Aug. 2022 that the series would not move forward at HBO Max in order to cut costs, but would be shopped around to other streaming services.
Amazon finally stepped in with the two-season order. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple, Hulu, and Netflix also expressed interest in the series.
Batman: Caped Crusader will be executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), and Matt Reeves (The Batman). The series will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation, 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 in a statement when the series was first announced. “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.”
“It is always fun to feed the insatiable appetite fans have for all things Batman,” said Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “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: 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.”
No word yet on a premiere date for Batman: Caped Crusader.