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Batman: Caped Crusader Animated Series Has Been Canceled At HBO Max
By BJ COLANGELO
After HBO Max scrubbed nearly 40 mostly animated series from the streaming platform, Variety reports six more upcoming animated projects have been canceled, including “Batman: Caped Crusader.” The show was the follow-up and spiritual successor to “Batman: The Animated Series,” a show widely considered the best adaptation of the character.
"Batman: Caped Crusader" would have united the series' creator Bruce Timm with the director of the newest extremely successful live-action Bat-film, Matt Reeves. It seems like a easy decision to want a series like this to exist on HBO Max alongside the other Bat-projects, but apparently not.
Fortunately, production on all the projects is expected to continue with the intent to shop them around to other platforms outside of HBO Max, with Warner Bros. Animation serving as the studio. Many feared that even popular intellectual properties weren’t safe after the cancellation of “Batgirl” — a fear that seems to have become a reality.