Looks like there’s a new Batman animated series headed to the Cartoon Network. According to reports over at The World’s Finest, Sam Register, executive vice president for creative affairs at Warner Bros. Animation has confirmed that a new Batman animated series will debut in 2013.
The next Batman animated series, debuting in 2013, is titled Beware the Batman. According to Register, the CGI animated series will spotlight a classic-looking Batman teaming up with a gun-toting Alfred Pennyworth and a female ninja sidekick. Beware the Batman is executive-produced by Glen Murakami, and will explore the mythology’s more obscure villains, such as Professor Pyg, but also won’t shy away from featuring some of the more well-known Batman foes. In the series, Batman will team up with a younger female sidekick named Katana.
Wow. So this seems to be a real departure form the Batman animated series we’ve seen before. It is interesting to note that Register said Katana won’t replace Robin in the series, and while the descriptions and details appear to be slim at the moment, it would be kind of cool to see this series turn more toward Batman and the Outsiders type stories.