Despite HBO Max Cuts, Another DC Project Is Coming Back

By Jessica Lerner 

Holy podcast Batman!

The second season of HBO Max’s original scripted podcast Batman: The Audio Adventures will premiere on Oct. 7. All 10 episodes will be released at once.

In Season 2, crime and corruption about to boil over in Gotham City.


While The Joker is still at large, criminal lords and former rivals The Penguin and Two-Face have united their evil power, and the mysterious narcoterrorist known as The Scarecrow remains unidentified despite the city being plagued by his chemical nightmares. The division between Batman and Catwoman widens as each intensifies their own campaigns against crime, posing serious risks to both parties. Harleen Quinzel, a former doctor, is waiting for inspiration while she lives for a love that is slowly killing her.

Batman: The Audio Adventures is written and directed by Dennis McNicholas. The cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell, Rosario Dawson, Bobby Moynihan and John Leguizamo, among others.

Ever since August, there has been much speculation over what the future holds for HBO Max, especially regarding upcoming and current DC projects.

Warner Bros. Discovery made headlines after the cancelations of the nearly-completed $90 million feature film Batgirl, based on the DC character, and Scoob!: Holiday Haunt, a follow-up to 2020’s Scoob. Plus, HBO Max quietly removed multiple shows and movies, and more cuts may be coming as the company plans to merge its two streaming services—HBO Max and Discovery+—by the summer of 2023.

At least three projects that were in development have already been scrapped over the past six months at HBO Max and reports circulated that Titans and Doom Patrol, both holdovers from the short-lived streamer DC Universe, could be axed following their respective upcoming fourth seasons.

However, there is still plenty of DC-based content at HBO Max.

Showrunner James Gunn has assured fans that Season 2 of Peacemaker, a spinoff of Gunn’s 2021 Suicide Squad, is still a go, and Season 3 of Pennyworth, retitled Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler after its move from Epix to HBO Max, is set to premiere in October.

Additionally, the streamer recently renewed the adult-animated series Harley Quinn for a fourth season.