Batman and Superman return to the small screen! Warner Brothers have announced a two new series being developed by HBO Max and Cartoon Network surrounding the Watchful Protector of Gotham and Krypton’s Last Son.
The Man of Tomorrow will appear in a new series titled My Adventures with Superman and voiced by Jack Quaid (The Boys). A coming of age story featuring a young Clark Kent as he tries to develop his secret identity and become the hero we know him to be. We will also follow the story of an ambitious Lois Lane (voiced by Alice Lee) as she becomes the renowned journalist she is famous for, while also taking aspiring photographer Jimmy Olson under her wing.
President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, Sam Register stated “It’s been a great partnership working with Cartoon Network and HBO Max to bring more DC Super Heroes to the platform in new and creatively interesting ways. This is the first animated Superman series in many years and we want to tell our Superman story through the trio of Clark, Lois and Jimmy – whose relationship dynamic will allow for rich, serialized and engaging stories as we explore their lives as individuals and their journey together as friends.” Noting that Superman hasn’t received a his own animated series since 1996, but has since appeared in shows alongside other heroes such as Justice League Unlimited and Justice League Action.
Over in Gotham, Batman reappears in new animated series titled Batman: Caped Crusader. Not to be mistaken as a follow up series to Batman The Animated Series or The New Batman Adventures. Batman: Caped Crusader will be an entirely new show that reinvents Batman and his enemies and will showcase the more gothic and noir take on the world. J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes, The Batman) are brought on as producers, alongside co-creator of the DC Animated Universe Bruce Timm.
Abrams, Reeves and Timm stated “We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City. The series will be thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters. We cannot wait to share this new world.”
At the same time President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, Tom Ascheim stated “It is always fun to feed the insatiable appetite fans have for all things Batman. Batman: Caped Crusader will entertain first time and die-hard fans alike and, with such an impressive creative team in place, we know we have another future Batman classic in the making,” with Register adding ““Batman: The Animated Series was a masterpiece that shaped the perception of the character for an entire generation of fans. It is in that spirit that we are bringing together three master storytellers in J.J., Matt and Bruce – each with their own intuitive understanding and affection for the character – to create a new series that will continue in the same groundbreaking legacy.”
No casting has been announced yet for Batman: Caped Crusader. Although, we hope to see the iconic Kevin Conroy fill that seat. And usually where Conroy goes, Hamill follows as the Clown Prince of Crime.
No official date has been announced for both series, however they are likely to release this year or 2022.