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Captain America writer Ed Brubaker has joined HBO Max’s Batman: The Caped Crusader animated series, which is produced by Bruce Timm. Credits: HBO Max, DC Comics

Captain America writer Ed Brubaker has joined HBO Max’s Batman: The Caped Crusader animated series, which is produced by Bruce Timm. He will be joining the show as the head writer and this marks his first return to DC since 2006 after Gotham Central.

Brubaker cites the original Batman: The Animated Series as being the catalyst and inspiration for his writing career and that it made him want to write superhero comics. He also said that he jumped at the opportunity to work with Bruce Timm, Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams and credited Timm for his writing tenure at DC.

Captain America writer Ed Brubaker joins DC

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Brubaker said that he would be joining HBO Max’s Batman: The Caped Crusader animated series as the head writer, with Bruce Timm as the showrunner and executive producer alongside Eric Radomski; and J.J Abrams and Matt Reeves as the executive producers. The animated series is reportedly aiming for “sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters and intense action sequences all set in a visually striking world.”

Their vision for the show, with a slightly more pulpy take on the character, and a new way of looking at the world of Gotham, set in the past but viewed through a modern lens really sold me, and so far every part of it has been a blast to work on.

I can’t wait until the rest of the world can see what we’ve been building the last few months in the writers room.

All I can say is, it’s not what anyone is expecting … but in a good way.

Ed Brubaker

The first season of Batman: The Caped Crusader will be consisting of 10 episodes, although it has yet to be revealed when the TV show would debut. It is worth noting that the original Batman: The Animated Series by Bruce Timm ran for 2 seasons with about 85 episodes in total, winning 4 daytime Emmys and a primetime Emmy. The success of the original series even spawned spinoff movies and TV shows.

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