At least 40 years after the "current" adventures of Batman and 20 years after Bruce Wayne retired from the role, his secret is discovered by troubled teen Terry McGinnis. After McGinnis' father is murdered by the man who took over Bruce Wayne's company, McGinnis dons a high-tech Bat suit that Wayne last used, creating a new hero for a future Gotham
Last Episode03x13 Unmasked Aired: Dec. 18, 2001
Terry tells Max the tale of when his secret identity was almost discovered by the Kobra Organization, and how he endangered the life of a little …
Series Fun Facts
- The executives had the creative team develop the series to be a children's television series, and to sell toys. Like Batman: The Animated Series, Superman and Justice League Unlimited (later…
[show]The executives had the creative team develop the series to be a children's television series, and to sell toys. Like Batman: The Animated Series, Superman and Justice League Unlimited (later on), Batman Beyond was one of the few children's television series that was actually not a children's television series. At comic-con 2006, Bruce Timm stated at a panel, that even though the rating for the shows was TV-Y7-FV, a rating normally designated for Children's programming, he and the creative team knew that it was TV-PG, a rating assigned for shows targeted at general and adult audiences (much like The Simpsons target audience). The creative had always wanted to tell good stories and explore the themes and characters from the source material, and making a show limited to children was not something they wanted to be bound to. In the end, the shows had gained a great adult following, and turned out be shows for all ages/adults.
- Paul Dini has stated that the primary reason this show was made was to sell toys.
- Studio demands in the second season were the primary reason Max Gibson was created.