Warner Bros. Animation executive VP for creative affairs Sam Register has confirmed the title for the upcoming CGI-animated Batman series I mentioned here a few days ago (link). Beware the Batman is targeted for 2013 on Cartoon Network. The news was announced at the recent MIP Junior showcase in Cannes, France.
Register described the series as having a classic look, with Batman teaming up with a gun-toting Alfred Pennyworth and a female ninja named Katana. Katana is currently featured in DC’s Birds of Prey comic book. She was also seen in the “Enter the Outsiders!” episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Register said that although Katana would fill the sidekick role, she wouldn’t be a replacement for Robin.
The series will explore some of Batman’s more obscure villains, such as Grant Morrison’s Professor Pyg, but will also feature favorites such as The Joker and The Penguin.
Beware the Batman will be part of the DC Nation block scheduled to debut next spring with Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Reportedly, a Doom Patrol series is also under development.