Amazon’s ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Unmasks Star-Studded Voice Cast

Amazon Prime Video is set to introduce a new vision of Gotham City with the animated series Batman: Caped Crusader. Hamish Linklater, renowned for his role in Netflix’s Midnight Mass, steps into the iconic role of Batman, lending his voice to the Dark Knight in this fresh adaptation. A teaser released by Amazon offers fans a first listen to Linklater’s portrayal of Batman.

The Batman: Caped Crusader series also features a star-studded voice cast including Christina Ricci (The Addams Family, Casper) as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch, The Hangover II) as Harley Quinn/Dr. Harleen Quinzel, and Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

The ensemble is rounded out by Mckenna Grace (Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire), Toby Stephens (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Reid Scott (Veep), Dan Donohue (For All Mankind), Gary Anthony Williams (The Boondocks), Jason Watkins (The Crown), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Krystal Joy Brown (Power Book III: Raising Kanan), Michelle C. Bonilla (9-1-1: Lone Star), Eric Morgan Stuart (Life Is Strange), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), and Minnie Driver (Princess Mononoke), promising a rich array of characters.

Batman: Caped Crusader dives deep into the dark and crime-ridden streets of Gotham City, where corruption and fear prevail. The narrative follows Bruce Wayne, a wealthy socialite who transforms into Batman, a figure forged from personal tragedy. His quest for justice not only brings allies from the Gotham City Police Department and City Hall but also triggers dangerous consequences.

Batman: Caped Crusader

A notable trio of executive producers produces the Batman: Caped Crusader series — J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Matt Reeves (The Batman), and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) — who bring a wealth of experience in both superhero narratives and dynamic storytelling.

Batman: Caped Crusader character details reveal a complex cast, according to Deadline:

  • Batman: A cold, remorseless avenger of evil, seemingly more machine than man. Forged in the fire of tragedy, every fiber of his being is dedicated to the eradication of crime.
  • Bruce Wayne: To the public at large, Bruce Wayne is a shallow dilettante, apparently wasting his parents’ vast fortune on frivolous pursuits and hedonistic pleasures. In fact, he’s an elaborate facade, carefully constructed to divert attention from his activities as Batman.
  • Selina Kyle/Catwoman: Selena Kyle is a blithe and pampered heiress whose family lost their fortune after her father was imprisoned for embezzlement. Despite having the silver spoon yanked from her mouth, Selina refuses to quit living in the lap of luxury and becomes Catwoman as a “fun” way to maintain her lavish lifestyle.
  • Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn: Despite a personable and bubbly demeanour, Dr. Harleen Quinzel is a brilliant psychiatrist who treats some of Gotham’s elite. However, as Harley Quinn, she is a different person, entirely. A creepy, quiet, calculating menace who secretly dispenses her twisted justice to the truly despicable among her elite clientele.
  • Harvey Dent/Two-Face: Talented, great-looking, and charismatic, D.A. Harvey Dent is also ruthlessly ambitious, arrogant, short-tempered and a dangerous person to cross. After a vengeful criminal disfigures half his face with acid, the two sides of his nature are separated… and exaggerated. The scarred half of his face comes to represent his compassion, sorrow and decency, while the handsome half now represents his rage and sense of entitlement.
Batman: Caped Crusader

Set in a city where the scales tip more towards corruption than justice, Batman: Caped Crusader offers a fresh take on the Batman franchise, expanding on the legacy of the animated series from the 90s which was co-created by Bruce Timm and revered for its storytelling.

The excitement for this reimagined series is high, with a two-season order initially placed by Prime Video after the project was shifted from Max. Batman: Caped Crusader is scheduled to premiere on 1 August, with all ten episodes of the first season available for streaming, inviting viewers into a new yet familiar Gotham brimming with danger and intrigue.