For the past few weeks, HBO Max has been making a lot of moves surrounding their projects including the cancellation of the Batgirl movie and the Strange Adventures anthology series and the removal of several existing original shows from the platform. Now, the streamer has axed another DC project that fans have been anticipating before.
TVLine has reported that the animated series Batman: Caped Crusader will no longer air on HBO Max. The project, which is expected to continue production amidst the cancellation, will be shopped to other networks to find a new home.
Batman: Caped Crusader is an animated reimagining of the Batman mythology by Batman: The Animated Series creator Bruce Timm. The Batman director Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams also serve as executive producers of the series.
HBO Max has also axed the other animated projects that are currently in the works such as Merry Little Batman, The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie, Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical, Did I Do That to the Holidays: A Steve Urkel Story, and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie. They will also be shopped to other networks.
While it is disappointing to hear that the series is no longer moving forward at HBO Max, it is still not officially canceled like the other projects that were axed since production will still go on and the producers will find a new home that will air the series instead.
It would be interesting to see whether the series will be able to find a new home soon. Considering that a lot of fans have been anticipating for the series, hopefully they will be able to settle on a new network so that the audience can see it once it's done.