Beware the Batman
Title: Beware the Batman
Status: Coming Summer of 2013
Beware the Batman is an upcoming American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series is set to air in the United States on Cartoon Network starting in spring 2013, as part of their DC Nation block. It is the replacement for Batman: The Brave and the Bold. To confirm the 2013 premiere date, at the 2012 Cartoon Network Upfront Beware the Batman was listed as part of 2012-13 television schedule. Beware the Batman is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
After Batman: The Brave and the Bold ended its run in November 2011, a new series went under production, so that Batman could return to a more "serious tone." When the series was first unveiled it was announced that lesser known villains would be introduced. For example, two of the shows villains, Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad are from Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin comics. Sam Register explained "We went in deeper into the villain library and pulled out some other villains" and the studio did not want the series to do another "Joker story". With Batman receiving a new sidekick, Outsiders member Katana, Register even commented that "Katana is gonna be his new Robin, but not necessarily." The series will be computer-animated in a CGI format, similar to Green Lantern: The Animated Series's animation style; the CGI has been described as "cutting edge."