Batman fans suffering withdrawal symptoms following the release of The Dark Knight Rises this summer will be relieved to know that the Caped Crusader is set to return to TV screens early next year with a brand new CG-animated series entitled Beware the Batman, and thanks to the latest issue of DC Nation magazine (via The Outhouse), we have a few new images from the upcoming show, which you can check out right here…
Beware the Batman has been developed by Glen Murakami (Batman Beyond) and Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and is set to focus on the less familiar members of Batman’s Rogues Gallery. Here’s the official synopsis from Cartoon Network:
“A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a ‘Batman show.’ Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans.”
Lending his voice to The Dark Knight for Beware the Batman is Anthony Ruivivar (Third Watch), while other actors confirmed to feature in the voice cast include Sumalee Montano (Hancock) as Katana, JB Blanc (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) as Alfred Pennyworth and Kurtwood Smith (RoboCop) as Lt. James Gordon. The show is set to begin airing on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block early in 2013.
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