Acclaimed comics writer Ed Brubaker. joined the creative team of Batman: Caped Crusader, animated series in the works from HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
Award-winning animation veteran Bruce Timm is showcasing and executing the series, which also stars executive producers JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves, the director behind the upcoming Warner Bros. Batman, James Tucker is co-executive producer.
Brubaker is running the writers’ room with Tim and acting as Tim’s right hand. He is also earning an executive producer credit on the show, which Hollywood Reporter It is learned that the first season will have 10-episodes. Brubaker will be the series’ lead writer.
Details in Bat Cave remain dark, but when the show was announced in May 2021, producers harkened back to Tim’s genre-defining 1990s. Batman: The Animated Series as a benchmark and added that the goal was to “once again set the gallery of Batman and his iconic Rogue in a visually striking world with sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters, and intense action sequences.” Watch an exclusive excerpt from Early Development Art above.
Brubaker may be best known as the co-creator of The Winter Soldier, the popular Marvel character who co-titled his own Disney+ series last year, but over the past decade, he’s tried to ease the depths of the immoral mind. Career made. his pulpy and admired criminal And Careless Humor works. (The Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan teased fans last month by reading a picture of himself Careless graphic novel.)
And Brubaker is no stranger to the world of the Caped Crusader. In fact, the books that helped create Brubaker’s name were Batbooks from the early 2000s, among them the highly regarded catwoman Comics with artist Darwin Cook. He was also the co-writer and co-producer of Gotham Central, which took a street-level, cop approach to the underbelly of Gotham City.
“Some people here know, but the original Batman: The Animated Series It was one of the things that made me want to write superhero comics in general and Batman in particular,” Brubaker explained. heart in a statement. “If not what Bruce Timm and all the talented writers and actors did with that show, things like my improvisation catwoman With Darwin Cook (who worked on) BTA) And Gotham Central With Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, this would never have happened. So when Bruce Timm offered me the opportunity to work with him on this new reimagining of Batman, James Tucker, JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves, I jumped at him.
He continued, “His vision for the show, with a slightly more esoteric take on the character, and a new way of looking at the world of Gotham, set in the past but seen through a modern lens, really sold me, And so far every part of it has been a blast to work with. I can’t wait until the rest of the world sees what we’ve been making in the Writers’ Room for the past few months. All I can say is It’s not what one is expecting… but in a good way.”