Another day, another cancellation. TV Line has announced that HBO Max is not moving forward with the animated Batman series, Batman: Caped Crusader. Th show was given a series order a little over a year ago. It hailed from Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves and Ed Brubaker who were expected to executive produce the series. Batman: Caped Crusader was meant to be a reimagining of the Batman mythology. The description for the series promised the series would “reinvent Batman and his iconic rogue’s gallery with sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.”
While the series will not be moving ahead on HBO Max, it is expected to be shopped around. Joining Caped Crusader on the search for a new home are Merry Little Batman, The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie, Bye Bye Bunner: A Looney Tunes Musical, Did I Do That: A Steve Urkel Story, and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie.
Merry Little Batman focused on a six-year-old Damian Wayne who finds himself alone in the iconic Wayne Manor. In order to defend his home and Gotham City from crooks and super-villains seeking to destroy Christmas, Damian will need to transform into Little Batman. The animated comedy hails from Mike Roth who directed it from a screenplay by Morgan Evans.
Per TV Line, as the projects search for a new home, work will continue as normal on the projects.
Source: TV Line.