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Batman of the Future
Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Stockard Channing, Cree Summer, Lauren Tom, Angie Harmon
No. of Seasons
No. of Episodes
January 10, 1999
December 18, 2001
Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker;
The Zeta Project
Once upon a time, there was a brave knight who protected and guarded Gotham City. A Dark Knight who fought evil on its on shadowy terrain and who terrorized the superstitious and cowardly criminal lot with his very image. They called him ... the Batman. But he grew old and weary and then one day ... he vanished, never to be seen again.
It has been 20 years since anyone has seen the Batman and Gotham City has slipped further into the brink of decay and despair.
When his father is murdered, young headstrong Terry McGinnis is fueled by revenge and remorse. Afterwards, he revives a legend to take back the night and make the the superstitious and cowardly criminals afraid once more! He will show them all that in this high-tech modern era that believes itself beyond some old fashioned justice that they are not beyond him! For a new Batman has returned to take back the night! A Batman of the Future. A Batman Beyond.
Batman Beyond was an American animated television series which was heavily criticized at first for radical departure from the regular DC continuity. However this breakthrough series quickly won two Daytime Emmys and two Annie Awards as a valid and respectable continuation of the legacy of the Dark Knight. Batman Beyond was popular enough to spawn a direct-to-video movie Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker as well as a spin-off series, The Zeta Project.
Although it maintained impressive viewer ratings, it was decided that the series should be placed on hold in favor of the Justice League cartoon series instead rather than continue its scheduled fourth season. In wake of viewers' demands, a special "epilogue" episode revealed a future ending to the Batman Beyond series, tying up several potential plotlines.