Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Beware The Batman Placed On Hiatus

Cartoon Network has announced that DC Comics' Beware The Batman has been placed on hiatus until January 2014. For fans of other DC shows like Green Lantern and Young Justice they know all to well what that means, Batman your time is done.

Beware The Batman will indeed air in January, but after it's remaining season's episodes air, the show will inevitably be done, cancelled like many other DC shows.

But the question now is why has this happened to Beware The Batman? It's Batman, how can fans not love this show enough for Cartoon Network to keep producing it? Well let's look at some of the reasons...

  • It's seems that it isn't always about numbers with Cartoon Network. Young Justice was one of the network's top rated shows and yet, was pulled an hour before air and placed on hiatus, which eventually lead to cancellation without any warning whatsoever.
  • Being that the show is entirely CGI may also have factored in, for it costs more money to produce each episode.
  • The show itself wasn't as exciting or grabbing as previous versions of Batman. The storyline was merely okay, the villains were lackluster at best.

The one bright side for Beware The Batman was the change in Alfred; not just being a mere butler but a butler with a military background and still having the physique to put that background to good use.

With yet another DC show biting the big one it's time to start pondering if the relationship between DC and Cartoon Network isn't beginning to show signs of deteriorating.

What do you guys think is it possible that Beware The Batman can be saved? Will you even miss this show once it's gone?


1 comment:

Maurice Mitchell said...

I watched the show and couldn't get into it, but I find the trend disturbing. Who knows what's next?