First poster for J.J. Abrams' upcoming Batman series.
First poster for J.J. Abrams' upcoming Batman series.
Source: WB Animation

JJ Abrams is Reviving 'Batman: The Animated Series' for HBO Max

Batman: The Animated Series co-creator, Bruce Timm, is returning to executive produce the show alongside Abrams.

It appears J.J. Abrams is doubling down on DC Comics titles with a new Batman project.

According to a Variety report, Abrams is reviving the iconic 1992 show, Batman: The Animated Series, for HBO Max. Already fit with the title, Batman: The Caped Crusader, and a spiffy promotional poster (see below,) the show has been ordered for at least one season. BTA co-creator, Bruce Timm, is reportedly on board to produce alongside Abrams and Matt Reeves (who is himself at the helm of an incoming big-screen Batman reboot,) on the adaptation of his adored Saturday morning staple, which ran for two seasons between 1992 and 1995.

"We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City," said Timm, Abrams, and Reeves, 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," they added, hinting at another dark and troubled portrayal of the billionaire vigilante.

Outside of the newly announced project, Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions banner are set to executive produce the upcoming Justice League Dark series for HBO Max. So far there are only scraps of details to share on either of these projects, but it certainly does seem the streamer is all-in with DC. In the wake of a landmark deal with Warner Bros., nearly a dozen new shows and films from Marvel's rivaling comic house have been announced, including new series for Green Lantern, Peacemaker, Batgirl, and more. HBO Max will also be the home of new Titans and Doom Patrol seasons.

You can see the teaser poster for Batman: The Caped Crusader below. Head over to HBO Max to run back through the original series.

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