Designed to appeal to a (very) young audience who may later be inclined to want spin-offs, the Batwheels animated series has obviously found its audience, at least enough for HBO Max, despite its recent management changes, to trust it. As the animated series has begun airing on the streaming platform and Cartoon Network, we already know that a second season has been approved.
While it’s a bit difficult to know the fate of many DC Comics animated productions (such as Young Justice) while James Gunn has to prepare his new roadmap for the DC Studios entity, we learn that Warner Bros. Animation has given the green light for a second season of the Batwheels animated series. The series in question follows Bam the Batmobile and his fellow Bat-vehicles learning to be superheroic speeders, with the help of the Bat-Computer. Aimed at a very young audience, the series is produced by the French studio Superprod Animation, but has not yet been broadcast in France.
In the US, after a special episode aired in September, the series has been very successful with its target audience, being the most-watched original production among boys aged 2-5 on Cartoon Network and the most-watched pre-school production on HBO Max – the point made by the president of Warner Bros. Animation, which is to be merged with Cartoon Network Studios, is that the little ones will be with parents who are already fans of the world depicted in the series. We can’t argue with them on the merits – tell us, if you have kids, if you’re interested. Good news for the fans anyway, while we wait to see when the French version comes out.
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