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A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBA’s Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond’s Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’s Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman is based on the DC Comics legend!
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHunted||In the series premiere, villains Professor Pyg and Mister Toad (BRIAN GEORGE and UDO KIER) are hunting billionaires in Gotham City to make them pay for their crimes against nature. And since Bruce Wayne (ANTHONY RUIVIVAR) is on their list, Batman has to solve this case fast! When Alfred (JB BLANC) is kidnapped and taken to an abandoned oil derrick to be hunted with the other kidnapped billionaires, Batman must put the clues together before their heads end up hanging on the walls of Pyg and Toad's hunting lodge. Realizing that he might become a liability for Batman, Alfred recruits a new bodyguard (and potential new partner), the beautiful and deadly Tatsu "Katana" Yamashiro (SUMALEE MONTANO).||22:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSecrets||Batman is hot on the heels of an extremely clever and dangerous thief named Magpie (grey delisle), who not only sports razor sharp talons laced with poison and an invulnerability to pain, but she also steals the memories of her victims. But Batman is not the only one on her trail. Lieutenant James Gordon (kurtwood smith) is after her as well…and the two will ultimately go head-to-head to catch that thief.||22:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTests||A new villain has come to town to challenge Batman for control of Gotham City: Anarky (Wallace Langham). Resembling a ghost image of Batman, Anarky prides himself on his brilliance – and intends to prove it to Batman by manipulating a pair of unsuspecting pawns to do his bidding. But Anarky's real plan is far more devastating: seeking to create a disaster seen by all of Gotham and proving once and for all that even the great Batman is powerless to protect his fair city from the clutches of Anarky.||22:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSafe||Introducing the prototype of his newest product to the world – the Ion Cortex, a device capable of solving the world's energy crisis – Bruce Wayne hires brilliant scientist Dr. Jason Burr (Matthew Lillard) to work on the project. The announcement also draws the attention of one of the most dangerous groups in the world – the League of Assassins. When one of the League's deadly assassins, Silver Monkey (James Remar), attacks Wayne Manor to kidnap Burr while Batman's in Gotham, it's up to Alfred and Katana to keep the assassin at bay until Batman's return. But Katana is armed and ready for the task – with her legendary Soultaker Sword, a weapon she stole from the infamous League of Assassins!||22:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBroken||Strange, life-size metal toy army men have started to appear all over Gotham…armed with real weapons. When Batman investigates, however, he discovers they are more than toys, but actual living people trapped inside an explosive shell. The clues all lead back to a former mob accountant named Humpty Dumpty (Matt Jones), who went insane when the Mob tried to silence him before he could testify. Now, he wants revenge, and one of the people he's targeted is Lieutenant James Gordon!||22:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoToxic||Responding to a break-in at Stagg Industries, Batman rescues a security guard named Rex Mason (Adam Baldwin) who had been exposed to a weaponized toxic gas called Project Metamorpho. Soon, Rex begins to mutate, with the ability to control the elements in his own body. Terrified and unable to control his new abilities, Rex becomes a fugitive. Realizing that this metamorphosis is slowly killing Rex, Batman sets out to find a cure. But Rex is only concerned about the woman he loves – Sapphire Stagg (Emmanuelle Chriqui) – and he'd risk all of Gotham to be with her. But her father – Simon Stagg (Jeff Bennett) – holds secrets of his own and will do anything to keep them apart.||22:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFamily||With the League of Assassins knowing where the SoulTaker Sword is, but unable to get Katana to return it, they decide their only course of action is to kidnap Bruce Wayne and hold him for ransom – that ransom being the sword. Of course, they don't realize that Bruce Wayne is actually Batman! When Katana shows up to turn over the sword and rescue Wayne, Alfred causes a diversion, allowing Wayne to don the Batman suit and join the battle. Teaming with Katana to end the League, Batman finds himself in an all-out ninja fight that ends with a startling revelation.||22:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAllies||Tobias Whale (Michael Leon Wooley) is the most powerful gangster in Gotham City, and, after years of trying, Batman just got the evidence to put him away. But Whale is not going to be harpooned easily. After his lawyer tells Lieutenant Gordon to free Whale or else, the gangster has Barbara Gordon (Tara Strong) kidnapped and held in "The Cauldron," the most dangerous part of Gotham. Even the cops are afraid of this place, but not Batman. With Alfred and Katana's help, they stage a raid on the Cauldron, which is populated by a frightening group of thugs called "the Ghosts." As it turns out, the Ghosts aren't the most fearsome threat. Barbara Gordon is being guarded by a dangerous figure with a flaming head, who calls himself Phosphorous Rex.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoControl||Desperate to gain access to the Ion Cortex after the kidnapping failure of Jason Burr, the League of Assassins instead send one of their specialized members to steal the information from Burr's mind. Half human and half computer upgrade, the assassin Cypher breaks into Jason's lab and takes over his mind. Batman and Katana try to stop him, but Katana inadvertently allows herself to be captured when she sees Jason being harmed. Now controlling both Jason and Katana, Cypher escapes with Batman in pursuit. Now, Batman must not only face Cypher, but his well-trained protégé Katana!||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSacrifice||Anarky returns once again to challenge Batman – but this time, his plan is far more deadly. Stealing a valuable object from the League of Assassins, Anarky pins the blame on Batman. At the same time, Anarky informs Batman that he knows where he can find the League. Although he knows it's a trap, Batman goes with Katana anyway. As it turns out, Anarky has led both Batman, Katana, League leader Lady Shiva and her ninja assassins to a building that handles rare and deadly diseases. Once inside, Anarky releases one of the airborne viruses in the building. Now Batman and the others have to find a way to escape before being killed. One more thing: if the virus gets out…Gotham is doomed!||22:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoInstinct||Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad are back…and they've set their sights on Gotham's elite couture culture. Leaving clues that only Batman can decipher, they attack both a model and a clothing designer – encasing them in deadly traps. Although Batman and Katana are able to save the day, they miss Pyg and Toad's master plan: to destroy the yacht where the after-party for Gotham's Fashion Week is being staged. Every fashion icon in the world will be there… as well as Bruce Wayne!||22:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAttraction||Unbeknownst to Alfred or Katana, Batman has been making visits to Blackgate Penitentiary to visit his former nemesis Magpie. Helping her to regain some of her former memories, Batman has always felt guilty that she did not get the psychological care she needed. When Magpie sees Batman with Katana, however, she becomes horribly jealous and breaks free. Seeing Katana as a threat who doesn't understand the "real" Batman beneath the mask, Magpie captures Katana and buries her alive somewhere in Gotham Cemetery. With Katana's air running out, Batman must find the grave before it's too late!||22:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFall||An enemy comes to Gotham more powerful than any Batman has faced before: Ra's Al Ghul (LANCE REDDICK). With the might of the League of Assassins behind him, Ra's corrupts Jason Burr and steals the Ion Cortex for his own use. When Batman and Katana discover that the League is hiding in Gotham's underground power station, Fallpoint, they stage a daring raid. But Ra's is too powerful for even Batman.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|14||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDarkness||With Batman a prisoner – and the League of Assassins now in control of Gotham – it's up to a small band of heroes to save the city. Still wary of Alfred, Katana goes with him to meet Gordon. Together, they plan to hack into the Ion Cortex, defeating the League's plans and pulling Gotham out of darkness. Unfortunately, the best person for the hacking job is Gordon's own daughter, Barbara. Meanwhile, Batman finds himself in the same cell as his old nemesis Silver Monkey. Agreeing to an uneasy truce, the Monkey and the Bat break out, with Batman determined to destroy the Cortex.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|15||HDClosed CaptioningVideoReckoning||Discovering that Batman has escaped and is attempting to thwart his plans for dominance over Gotham, Ra's decides to call in reinforcements. Going to Blackgate, he unleashes some of Batman's greatest enemies – including Professor Pyg, Mr. Toad, Magpie, Tobias Whale, Phosphorus Rex and Cypher. The band of villains proceeds to tear Gotham apart until they meet Batman, who must fight his way through them in order to stop Ra's. With Batman distracted, Ra's turns his sights on Katana and Alfred.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|16||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNexus||Six months after the attack by the League of Assassins and Lt. Gordon is now Commissioner Gordon. The new mayor, Marion Grange (CCH POUNDER) has hired a new district attorney, Harvey Dent (CHRISTOPHER McDONALD) who wants to bring Batman to justice. When someone tries to kill Mayor Grange and kidnaps Harvey Dent, all fingers point to Batman (when in fact, he's being framed by his old nemesis Anarky). Now, it's up to Batman and Katana to clear Batman's name before someone dies for real.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|17||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMonsters||There's a new hero in Old Gotham. A Golem creature has been fighting back against armored criminals attacking local businesses. Tracking the creature down to an abandoned synagogue, Batman and Katana discover that the "Golem" is actually Rex Mason (aka Metamorpho), who's been retraining his body in order to help the citizens of Old Gotham. Realizing he's found a new ally, Batman joins Metamorpho's fight, but it isn't easy. The criminals are using high-tech weaponry… from Stagg Industries!||22:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|18||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGames||Batman, Katana, Commissioner Gordon, Mayor Grange and Tobias Whale all wake up trapped in an unknown location – all of them drugged and left there by Humpty Dumpty. According to Dumpty, one of them is a killer…and the only way to escape his Murder Mystery Game is to figure out who. With each clue, however, the game gets deadlier and begins to take its toll on Batman who's obsessed with solving the mystery and defeating Dumpty!||22:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|19||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAnimal||A master thief named The Key (JB BLANC) has just stolen the most valuable piece of code-breaking software in the world. When Harvey Dent captures him and sends him to Blackgate, Batman gets himself arrested and sent to prison to recover the dangerous software. U nfortunately, however, The Key gets taken by another inmate: Killer Croc (WADE WILLIAMS). Batman must now not only find The Key an d escape from Blackgate, but also must fight his way through Croc and all his thugs. Pushing him farther toward his dark side, he b egins to lose what's left of his Bruce Wayne personality. With the help of Barbara Gordon (aka Oracle), Katana must rescue Batman b efore he crosses a line.||22:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|20||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDoppleganger||A master thief named The Key (JB BLANC) has just stolen the most valuable piece of code-breaking software in the world. When Harvey Dent captures him and sends him to Blackgate, Batman gets himself arrested and sent to prison to recover the dangerous software. Unfortunately, however, The Key gets taken by another inmate: Killer Croc (WADE WILLIAMS). Batman must now not only find The Key and escape from Blackgate, but also must fight his way through Croc and all his thugs. Pushing him farther toward his dark side, he begins to lose what's left of his Bruce Wayne personality. With the help of Barbara Gordon (aka Oracle), Katana must rescue Batman before he crosses a line.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|21||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnique||Clones have begun showing up in Gotham… and they're after Ava Kirk (TISHA T. BANKER), an old friend of Bruce Wayne's. Ava's father, Paul Kirk died years before in a hunting accident. Or did he? As it turns out, Paul Kirk (XANDER BERKELEY) is not only alive, but hasn't aged a bit. The victim of an experiment by a nefarious organization known as The Council, Kirk was cloned to create an army of super soldiers. But now, Paul Kirk (codename Manhunter) has escaped…and The Council wants him back.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|22||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHero||Desperate to rid the city of Batman, Harvey Dent finds a new ally in Anarky. With Harvey's blessing, Anarky ups the stakes and recruits a new hero to take Batman's place – Deathstroke (ROBIN ATKIN DOWNES). With hired killer Deathstroke around, Gotham no longer needs Batman to protect it. There's only one problem: Deathstroke is insane and doesn't care who gets hurt…as long as he kills Batman!||22:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|23||HDClosed CaptioningVideoChoices||It's Barbara Gordon's chance to shine! When Batman and Katana are ambushed in the Gotham subway by Killer Croc and trapped in a hole directly in the path of the subway's speeding trains, it's up to Barbara to save them. Only one problem: Barbara's on the first real date she's ever been on with one of the hottest guys in her school – Creed Cortman (YURI LOWENTHAL). With a pair of off-duty cops following her, she's stuck in a three-way mess. But this is life and death. Can she save Batman and Katana without anyone finding out about her secret life?||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|24||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpitaph||At a rally to announce Harvey Dent's run for Mayor of Gotham, tragedy strikes when Bruce Wayne is assassinated by… Batman! Although this is impossible, only Alfred and Katana know it. Fortunately, Bruce survives, but instead of telling the world, Bruce decides it's better to stay dead as Batman hunts for his imposter. With all of Gotham now looking for Batman, Alfred and Katana don't think this is the greatest idea. But when the trail leads Batman to the true identity of the Bad Batman (ROBIN ATKIN DOWNES), even Alfred and Katana can's stop Batman from bringing the imposter to justice.||22:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|25||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTwist||With the true identity of Bad Batman revealed, Batman continues to work in secret to find answers while the world believes Bruce Wayne to be dead. Meanwhile, Harvey Dent recovers in Gotham Hospital – badly burned after his own encounter with Bad Batman. Although Dent blames Batman for destroying his chances to become Mayor, Anarky convinces him that all is not lost. Now scarred inside as well as out, Harvey takes matters into his own hand and enacts martial law, instructing the Gotham Police Department to hunt down Batman and bring him to justice… dead or alive.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|26||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAlone||As Batman and Katana fight their way out of a building surrounded by Gotham PD, Deathstroke (Robin Atkin Downes) makes his escape in the Batmobile. By the time Batman and Katana have eluded the police, their worst fears have been realized: Deathstroke has found the Batcave and taken Alfred hostage. If Batman ever wants to see Alfred alive again, he must come alone to the mansion. Even though it's suicide, Batman will save Alfred at any cost. Meanwhile, Harvey Dent faces off against Anarky, and reveals his true nature – as Two Face. Disobeying orders, Katana gathers a group of heroes to help Batman, but it might be too late.||22:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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Obviously nothing will every compare to Batman: The Animated Series. That is the DEFINITIVE Batman to me. With that in mind, I am always open to a new quality Batman show! Having seen the first episode of Beware the Batman, I can say that I'm very interested in seeing more and I think this will be a nice refreshing take on the Batman world.
The most noticeable change to past shows is the use of CGI animation. The first episode did not have much going on in the background - it felt weird to see an empty Gotham City at night. I think this is something that will improve over time just as Green Lantern: TAS did.
Another change in this show is the use of more obscure villains. One of the greatest things about Batman is his amazing rogues gallery. No other comic book character has such a wide range of interesting and story filled villains. While I'm sure many will be asking where the Joker or Two Face is, I think it's refreshing to see some of the more unknown baddies such as Professor Pyg and the Toad. Who knows…. maybe they will bring in some of the A-Listers later on.
Some other significant changes include Alfred's role in the show which is a little different than usual. There is more focus on his MI6 past and he is more involved in Bruce's training and fighting regiment. Though we haven't seen much of her yet, Katana will also play a major role in the show fighting alongside Bruce.
Overall, the atmosphere of the show seems to be leaning toward the darker, more serious tone of B:TAS, which is great. Warner Bros. has been putting out quality DC animation for years, be it through their direct to video movies or animated TV series, and this show is no exception! There may be some aspects that will take some getting used to but I think we are in for another terrific Batman show!
Off to a good start
So far Beware the Batman shows a lot of promise from the first episode and I look forward to watch more episodes as they come.
A really good NEW SERIES!!! TRUST ME