The 1960s live-action Batman TV series will finally gets a release this year! Announced by talk show host Conan O’Brien on Twitter, and has been confirmed by a press release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The classic show will be released as a complete box set, complete with all three seasons, which originally ran on ABC from 1966 to 1968.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 15, 2014
The show has long been hampered due to multiple rights issues and complications. For years, the 1966 “Batman: The Movie” has been the only project associated with the show available for legal purchase.
Starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, “Batman” featured a variety of characters from DC Comics, including Commissioner Gordon, Batgirl, the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler and Penguin; along with introducing new characters like King Tut and Egghead. Last year, Warner Bros. announced a variety of initiatives tied-in with the series, including new merchandise and the acclaimed digital-first “Batman ’66” comic written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by a variety of artists.
Story by: Albert Ching via CBR