TheWrap has revealed that Amazon has given a two-season order to the animated series Batman: Caped Crusader, which was previously cancelled by HBO Max in August 2022. The show’s producer, Warner Bros. Animation, shopped it around to other streaming services, including Netflix, Apple and Hulu. However, Amazon emerged as the winner of the bidding war.
The creators of Batman: Caped Crusader promise to take the titular comic book character back to his roots and explore the complex world of Gotham City. The DC Comics series is said to feature state-of-the-art animation and a darker, grittier tone than previous Batman cartoons.
What to expect from the new animated Batman series
Batman: Caped Crusader is created by a powerhouse trio of Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. Timm is a veteran of the Batman franchise, having previously worked on Batman: The Animated Series, which is widely considered to be one of the best animated shows of all time. Abrams and Reeves are also no strangers to the world of superheroes due to their work on the Star Wars sequel trilogy and The Batman, respectively.
Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves said the following about Amazon’s Batman: Caped Crusader acquisition: “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.”
The decision to sell Caped Crusader to Amazon is part of a wider trend in the entertainment industry, as studios and production companies look for new ways to monetize their content. For Amazon, the acquisition of Caped Crusader is a major coup, demonstrating the company’s commitment to investing in original content and competing with other streaming platforms.
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