Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Sets Darker Noir Tone, Is Not PG-13

Batman: Caped Crusader will be closer to the comics with a darker tone as the series gears up for its debut on Amazon Prime Video. Helmed by JJ Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Matt Reeves (The Batman), and Batman comic book writer Ed Brubaker, Caped Crusader was saved from cancellation after HBO Max originally axed the show.

In an interview with Brubaker, he confirmed that Batman will be “murdering people up”, with the series having a noir feel and the audience “will also be shocked by some things”. Fans of Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s should be excited for this one, as it takes the Batman story to darker territory.

“It’s not PG-13 … it’s a lot different. It’s like it’s it’s sort of like the the show Bruce Tim always wanted to make but that they wouldn’t let him make,” said Brubaker in an interview with ComicBookClub who also serves as producer on the show.

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With people getting punched on camera and Bruce Wayne facing more trouble, Caped Crusader pays homage to the original animated series while having a feel that is distinctively unique.

The series has been picked up for two seasons on Amazon Prime, and while there isn’t a release date yet, the first season is already done, according to Brubaker. We’re excited to see what Caped Crusader brings to the Batman universe, and the future of animated cartoons in DC.