Fans are eagerly awaiting the next one Batman: Crusader in a Cloak animated series directed by the legendary Bruce timm. During DC FanDome, a behind-the-scenes video featuring producers Timm, JJ Abrams and Matt reeves with the co-executive producer James tucker teased what’s to come in the next animated chapter of The Dark Knight. However, it seems that this was just the tip of the iceberg, as according to one THR Exclusive last friday acclaimed comic book writer Ed brubaker serve as editor-in-chief for Crusader in hat.
In a statement to THR, Brubaker revealed how Timm’s original Batman: The Animated Series 90s was for his work on Batman in the early 90s and what to expect from Crusader in hat:
“Here’s something that not many people know, but the original Batman: The Animated Series was one of the things that made me want to write superhero comics in general, and Batman in particular. If not for what Bruce Timm and all the talented writers and artists did with this show, things like my redesign of cat woman with Darwyn Cooke (who worked on BTAS) and Gotham Central with Greg rucka and Michael lark, would never have happened. So when Bruce Timm offered me the chance to come and work on this new reimagining of Batman with him, James Tucker, JJ Abrams, and Matt Reeves, I jumped on it.
Their take on the series, with a slightly more luscious take on the character and a new way of seeing the world of Gotham, set in the past but seen through a modern lens has really sold me, and so far every part was a pleasure to work. I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see what we’ve been building over the past few months in the Writers’ Room. All I can say is that it’s not what everyone expects… but in a good way.
After a critically acclaimed race on the Captain America Title, Brubaker quit working in superhero comics over a decade ago to focus on creator-owned projects. It’s a move that makes even more sense after the shocking revelation last year that Brubaker is making more residue for his cameo in the Winter soldier movie than actually helping to create the character.
Still, Brubaker is no stranger to television either, having worked on a number of high-profile projects including HBO’s first season of Westworld and co-creating the series. Too old to die young with Nicolas Winding Refn for Amazon streaming. Crusader in hat will mark Brubaker’s first foray into animation.
In the last installment of his newsletter, Brubaker also pointed out that his work on Crusader in hat will have no impact on his ongoing comic book work:
I have received a few emails fearing that this might somehow affect Sean’s books or FRIDAY, and like I said, I’ve been working on the show for months already. I wrote most of THE FADE while I was on the WESTWORLD staff, and KILL OR BE KILLED while I had been working with Refn on our TV show for years, and it didn’t slow anything down in writing my comics either. So don’t worry, the fifth Reckless the book will be released again in October.
the THR The article also revealed that the first season will feature 10 episodes and offered an exclusive piece of early development art below.
No premiere date has yet been announced for Batman: Crusader in a Cloak. The series is expected to go into production soon.