JJ Abrams Producing New Batman Animated Series For HBO

by : Julia Banim on : 19 May 2021 16:32
JJ Abrams Producing New Batman Animated Series For HBOWarner Bros.

JJ Abrams is set to produce a brand new Batman animated series, alongside executive producers Bruce Timm, who co-created Batman: The Animated Series, and The Batman director Matt Reeves.

Produced by Warner Bros., the series – titled Batman: Caped Crusader – is set to ‘tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City,’ while also being a ‘thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters.’


In a joint statement, Abrams, Timm and Reeves said they ‘are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back.’

Animated Batman (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.

Sam Register, president of WBA and Cartoon Network Studios, stated:

Batman: The Animated Series was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans.

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.


The critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series ran on Fox Kids for 85 episodes from 1992 to 1995, and saw Kevin Conroy lending his voice to the iconic character of Bruce Wayne.

Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, added: ‘It is always fun to feed the insatiable appetite fans have for all things Batman.’

Batman: Caped Crusader marks the most recent animated DC project for HBO Max, with Harley Quinn having been moved over to HBO Max for its upcoming third season following a well-received two season run on DC Universe.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Film and TV, Batman, HBO, Matt Reeves, Now, TV


  1. Variety

    Batman Animated Series Set at HBO Max and Cartoon Network; Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves to Produce