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Batman: The Animated Series will come back with new episodes, and Kevin Conroy is returning. According to Small Screen, HBO Max is producing a sequel.
Batman: The Animated Series debuted on Fox Kids on September 5, 1992.
For those not old enough to remember, the show was a revolutionary makeover of TV superhero cartoons.
Batman: The Animated Series was heavily influenced by ’40s film noir as well as the Fleischer Studios’ WWII-era Superman cartoons.
Heavily stylized, Batman: The Animated Series was more adult in tone and violent than its predecessors.
Moreover, praised by critics and fans, the show is considered among the all-time best.
The show lasted 85 episodes and ended on September 15, 1995.
HBO Max Is Developing A Batman: The Animated Series Sequel With Kevin Conroy
Edward Lauder revealed that co-creator Bruce Timm will return for the new program.
However, who will voice the Joker remains a question mark.
In Batman: The Animated Series, Mark Hamill’s take on the Joker brought the actor back to massive popularity.
Even though Mark Hamill was only the Joker’s voice, his performances were so strong and distinct that it helped define the villain outside the comics.
Regarding Mark Hamill, Lauder explained that things “aren’t so clear regarding Mark Hamill. I can’t confirm that he’ll be back to play the Joker. I can’t confirm that the Joker will even be involved in the series at all.”
But Mark Hamill’s Joker wasn’t the only distinguishing mark of Batman: The Animated Series.
As Batman, Kevin Conroy brought strength, warmth, and humor to the Dark Knight.
It’s hard to imagine a continuation of the original show without him.
Lauder added that “Kevin Conroy was, at the moment, attached to the project.”
No other details are currently available as the program is in early development.
With ’90s nostalgia kicking in, it makes sense for HBO Max to pursue this.