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  • Writer's pictureAaron Fonseca

Batman: Reeves, Timm, Abrams Team for HBO Max Animated Series

The Batman's Matt Reeves, Batman: TAS' Bruce Timm and J.J. Abrams are developing a new Batman animated series for HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have ordered a new animated Batman series called Batman: Caped Crusader.

The show is being produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions and 6th & Idaho, with The Batman's Matt Reeves, Batman: The Animated Series' Bruce Timm and J.J. Abrams executive producing.

"We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City," Reeves, Timm and Abrams said 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."

"Batman: The Animated Series was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans," Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios President Sam Register added. "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."

Batman: Caped Crusader is described as a "reimagining of the Batman mythology" that 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."

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