DC Animated Universe fans rejoice! Batman Beyond – the successor to the classic Batman: The Animated Series – is set to return to the small screen, with Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke set o produce a new DC Nation short to air on Cartoon Network in 2014 as part of Batman’s 75th anniversary celebrations.
According to a report over at The World’s Finest, Cooke – who designed the opening titles for the original animated series – will take the design and storyboard lead on the short, although there’s no word yet if this will be a standalone instalment or an ongoing series.
Batman Beyond – a.k.a. Batman of the Future – was created by produced by Batman: TAS‘ Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett alongside Glen Murakami (Beware the Batman) and followed Terry McGinnis, a teenager who takes over the mantle of the Bat, with an elderly Bruce Wayne serving as his mentor. It ran for 52 episodes between 1999 and 2001 as well as spawning the rather fantastic animated movie Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.