The most anticipated Batman series was on the brink of cancellation – now Amazon is saving J.J. Abrams’ project

HBO Max did not want the animated series Batman: Caped Crusader. Now Amazon Prime Video has saved and revived the project for 2 seasons.

Savings at HBO Max and the restructuring of the DC Universe resulted in one of the most anticipated Batman series being scrapped while still in production – even though The Batman director Matt Reeves is behind the project.

It’s the animated series Batman: Caped Crusader, which was dreamed up by Reeves as well as J.J. Abrams and Bruce W. Timm. Timm is the co-creator of the legendary animated series Batman from the 1990s, which left a lasting mark on the image of the Dark Avenger with its dark and sophisticated style. The disappointment after the cancellation was correspondingly great. But now Amazon has saved the project.

Batman: Caped Crusader gets a 2nd chance at Amazon Prime Video

After HBO Max discontinued project development in August 2022, a bidding war sparked among streaming services such as Apple, Netflix and Hulu, which wanted to save Batman: Caped Crusader.

Amazon Prime Video ultimately won the bid and reportedly directly commissioned 2 seasons of the animated Batman series. Caped Crusader is said to take the series’ distinctive mix of film noir and art deco styles from the ’90s and reinterpret the mythology of Gotham City’s Dark Avenger with ambitious storytelling and visually striking imagery. That’s according to reports including The Hollywood Reporter.

In the frame of the first announcement in 2021, a first teaser poster for Batman: Caped Crusader has already been revealed:

Batman: The Caped Crusader
© Warner Bros. Animation

When did Batman: Caped Crusader launch on Amazon Prime Video?

The first season of Batman: Caped Crusader will consist of 10 episodes. Currently, it is not known how far the production of the series has progressed. With any luck, it could launch on Amazon Prime Video later this year.

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