Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League on Netflix: release date of classic DC cartoons on platform

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Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League are coming to Netflix in the UK soon

Two popular animated superhero shows are coming to Netflix over the next month as the platform raises its prices. The cost of a basic plan will go up by £1 per month, and a premium plan by £2 per month, with the standard plan staying the same.

But as the cost of a subscription will increase for millions of UK users, the offering of titles on the platform is also growing.

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News that classic British comedies Peep Show and Fresh Meat had been saved from leaving the platform in September was a welcome surprise, and the addition of two popular shows in October and November will also be a hit with users.

Batman: The Animated Series, a classic 90s animation about the Dark Knight’s battle with crime in Gotham starring the late Kevin Conroy as Batman, and Mark Hamill in a memorable performance as villain The Joker, will be available to UK streamers soon.

The other superhero show coming to the platform is Justice League, about a team of seven of the most iconic DC heroes is a sort-of sequel to Batman, with Conroy and Hamill reprising their roles. This is everything you need to know ahead of both show's Netflix release: 

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Justice League and Batman: The Animated Series are coming to Netflix in the UK | Netflix, Warner Bros

When is Batman: The Animated Series coming to Netflix UK?

Netflix had previously announced that Batman: The Animated Series would land on Netflix in the UK and Ireland on 26 September on the Coming Soon section of the app, but that release date has come and gone.

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Now Netflix has posted on X, formerly Twitter, that the full series will come to Netflix on Tuesday 21 November. When one user asked on X if the show was ‘actually’ coming this time, the official Netflix UK and Ireland account replied ‘We've never tweeted a date before, so I'd say so.’

It’s unclear where the confusion over the release date came from, but as far as we know, the series will now land on the platform on 21 November.

The series originally aired on Fox Kids from 1992 to 1995, with 82 episodes released over four seasons. Classic villains featured in the show include The Joker, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, The Penguin, and many more.

Justice League aired for two seasons from 2001-2004 and will be added to Netflix UK this monthJustice League aired for two seasons from 2001-2004 and will be added to Netflix UK this month
Justice League aired for two seasons from 2001-2004 and will be added to Netflix UK this month | Netflix

When is Justice League coming to Netflix UK?

According to the Netflix Coming Soon page on the app, Justice League will be released on the platform on Tuesday 24 October. 52 episodes of the animated series aired across two seasons between 2001 and 2004.

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The heroes making up the Justice League are Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman, Superman, and Hawkgirl, whilst prominent villains in the series included Lex Luthor, The Joker, Killer Frost, Brainiac, and Dr. Blizzard.

Two seasons of sequel series Justice League Unlimited are currently available to stream on Netflix in the US, but a UK release date has not yet been announced by the platform.

The 2017 big-budget animated feature Justice League, starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Henry Cavill is also currently available to stream on Netflix in the UK and Ireland.

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