In December, Warner Bros. Television Group chairman Channing Dungey said that her company was finalizing a deal with Amazon that would see some DC-branded content head to Prime Video for distribution. Now, it’s confirmed that Bruce Timm, Matt Reeves, and J.J. Abrams’ animated series Batman: Caped Crusader has received a two-season order from the platform.
Caped Crusader was first ordered to series for HBO Max in May of 2021. In August of 2022, HBO Max announced it wasn’t moving forward with several of its animated commissions, Caped Crusader among them. Other dropped titles included a Gumball movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical, Merry Little Batman, The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie, and Did I Do That to the Holidays: A Steve Urkel Story.
At the time, there were reports that six projects had been axed by WBD, but that was never the case. As we reported, although the titles were no longer moving forward at HBO Max, WBD hadn’t outright canceled any of them. We later confirmed that the company was still shopping Bye Bye Bunny to other distributors and reworking the film as a full-fledged musical.