It seems that the upcoming (hopefully) animated series BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER is not canceled, but it will not air on HBO Max as initially planned. Apparently, it will be shopped around and “will show up somewhere.” Here’s an update on the project from THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER‘s Boris Kit via Twitter…
BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER animated series: The show is not cancelled, per sources, just not going to stream on HBO Max. The show is deep in production, nothing is paused. It will show up somewhere.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) August 23, 2022
So the question is, where does it end up?
Cartoon Network is probably the most likely destination since B:CC was also supposed to air on CN along with HBO Max. I guess a streamer like Netflix could make a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery, but isn’t the new mandate to keep DC projects “Home” at WBD-owned outlets?
Announced in 2021, BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER is executive produced by Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams, and Bruce Timm — who will also serve as showrunner. James Tucker is co-executive producer and Ed Brubaker is the show’s head writer and executive producer.
He’s hoping it does find a home and we Batman fans get to see it. – Bill “Jett” Ramey