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J.J. Abrams Batman series has been saved by Amazon

Batman’s latest animated series was almost canceled before it even had a chance to start, but it’s been bailed out by Amazon Prime Video. Batman: Caped Crusaderthe animated series from JJ Abrams, Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm has been revived by Prime and will get at least two seasons.

Batman: Caped Crusader was originally announced in May 2021 and is expected to stream on HBO Max. However, the Batman animated series was one of the casualties of the streamer’s series of cost-cutting decisions, with near-completed films such as bat girl as well as dozens of other movies and series.

Soon after, the project found itself at the center of a competition for its rights, according to one story from The Hollywood Reporter, with streamers like Netflix, Hulu and Apple all in the running. Eventually, the show landed on Amazon Prime Video, where Reeves, Abrams, and Timm will have the chance to make at least two seasons.

Of course, this isn’t Matt Reeves’ only excellent Batman project. The director of 2022 The batter also working on a sequel to be released in 2025 as well as other shows for HBO Max including The penguin.

The move comes alongside several others for Amazon, including an entire expansion to the Creed universe (and the Rocky universe by extension) that the stream announced Thursday. The new Creed projects will be led by Michael B. Jordan and could include spin-offs focusing on Adonis Creed’s daughter Amara, or even an anime.