Just last November, we saw the end of the animated team-up series “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.” This was a surprise to some and a relief to others. I personally did not follow the series but did watch a few episodes. However, its cancellation made me think that perhaps they were hatching something else — perhaps a live-action DC show — and needed to make a change.
Well, it seems they are making a change alright, but for the better, with news of a new CGI-animated Batman TV series headed for the Cartoon Network: “Beware the Batman.”
With this new series, we will continue to have weekly guests from the DC Universe, including some of the lesser-known villains and heroes. Also, this appears to be darker and less kid-centric than the previous Batman show.
Check out the series outline just recently released by DC Comics:
- A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, “Beware the Batman” incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form.
Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans.
With WBA’s Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond’s Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’s Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming soon to Cartoon Network.
There are two comments in the plot outline that get my attention, “this action-packed detective thriller,” and “with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred.” Could it be possible this series is lining itself up to be a dark, action-packed Detective Comics series?
What do you think about the series description? For now we are only being told the show will be released in 2013, so keep it here for updates about “Beware the Batman.”
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