Bruce Timm is making an animated Batman series for HBO Max

Bruce Timm is making an animated Batman series for HBO Max
Image: Warner Bros. 

WarnerMedia is expanding its slate of animated DC projects with two new shows for HBO Max: a Batman series from Bruce Timm called Caped Crusader, and a Superman show called My Adventures With Superman, which will star Jack Quaid.

Cartoon Network and HBO Max have greenlit Caped Crusader directly to a series, and describe it as a “reimagining of the Batman mythology.” It will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho, as well as Warner Bros. Animation. Timm is one of the show’s creators, which is notable—he’s had a hand in some of the best-known DC animated shows from the network, starting with 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series (pictured above), Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Teen Titans, Justice League Unlimited, and others.

Timm, Abrams, and Reeves said in a joint statement that they’re excited to bring the 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.”

Reeves, of course, is the director of the upcoming film The Batman (which is slated to hit theaters in March 2022), as well as a spinoff series for HBO Max about the Gotham City Police Department.

The series will debut on HBO Max, but there’s no word on a premiere date, or who will voice the iconic central character.

HBO Max My Adventures With Superman, handing out a two-season order for the network. The series will follow Superman (Quaid) and Lois Lane (Alice Lee) as twenty-somethings “as they begin to discover who they are and everything they can accomplish together as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet.” It also has no release date attached to it.

Since this was originally published, Warner Bros. and HBO Max have passed on the series, but it was apparently well into production and was being shopped elsewhere.