The next Batman animated series, debuting in 2013, is titled Beware the Batman. According to [Sam]Register, the CGI animated series will spotlight a classic-looking Batman teaming up with a gun-toting Alfred Pennyworth and a female ninja sidekick. Beware the Batman is executive-produced by Glen Murakami, and will explore the mythology’s more obscure villains, such as Professor Pyg, but also won't shy away from featuring some of the more well-known Batman foes.
In the series, Batman will team up with a younger female sidekick named Katana. During the keynote, Register added that Katana will fill the sidekick role, but won't be a replacement for Robin.
An image of the show is here.
Firstly, I'm not a fan of CGI, as shows incorporating this tend to be a mixed bag for me visually.
I don't mind that TPTB are looking to get past the Joker and the other commonly seen members of Batman's rogues gallery, but I find it odd that they choose Katana (from the Outsiders) to be his sidekick. Why not have the rest of the Outsiders? Or perhaps a series featuring other members of the Bat Family (like Nightwing, Batgirl or Huntress)?
I'm also curious if any Bat embargoes will be in effect due to the current show Young Justice, which includes both Batman & Robin.