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‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ to premiere August 1st

Welcome to Gotham City of the 1940’s.

Grab your batarangs and prepare to suit up as Batman: Caped Crusader finally arrives on Amazon Prime Video on August 1st.

The streamer announced that it will be releasing all 10 episodes of season 1 from August 1st. The show, described as “more Batman: The Animated Series than Batman: The Animated Series” by executive producer Bruce Timm, was given a 2 season order by Amazon Prime last year after Warner Bros. Discovery streamer MAX decided to shop the series around instead of airing it themselves.

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Along with the series release date comes new images, giving us our first glimpses of the show with reveals of character designs for Batman, Catwoman, Clayface, Commissioner Gordon, and Harley Quinn. The show definitely has vibes of Batman: The Animated Series but seems to take greater inspiration from comics of the 1940s, especially Catwoman’s and Clayface’s designs.

The series will see Batman taken back to his roots as we meet him in the early days of his crime fighting career and still in the process of developing his gadgets to fight criminals. The show will have an overall darker tone, with film noir styling more prevalent in this animated Batman series than we have seen before. Of note, the creators also said there will be no cellphones or computers in the show whatsoever, firmly setting it in the pre-technological era.

Here’s the logline for the series:

Welcome to Gotham City, where the corrupt outnumber the good, criminals run rampant and law-abiding citizens live in a constant state of fear. Forged in the fire of tragedy, wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne becomes something both more and less than human—the BATMAN. His one-man crusade for justice attracts unexpected allies within the GCPD and City Hall, but his heroic actions spawn deadly, unforeseen ramifications.

Originally announced in May 2021, the Batman: Caped Crusader has a wealth of talent behind it, including JJ Abrams, The Batman director Matt Reeves, Ed Brubaker, Daniel Pipski, Rachel Rusch Rich, Sam Register, and Bruce Timm of Batman: The Animated Series, and James Tucker of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.