The Batman preps for its cable debut at TNT as part of a Halloween programming schedule

Matt Reeves’ The Batman comes to TNT in Autumn as part of a Halloween-inspired slate of specials and movie marathons.

Last Updated on August 24, 2023

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Warner Bros. Discovery is prepping a treat for TNT‘s Halloween-themed programming schedule as the spooky season approaches. Among other selections, Matt Reeves’ The Batman will make its cable network debut alongside new and returning specials and film marathons across Food Network, Discovery Channel, TNT, TBS, TCM, Travel Channel, and Cartoon Network/Adult Swim.

Details about TNT’s Halloween slate are brought to you by Variety, who in its exclusive report, says Food Network is scaring up four popular series and two specials, including “Halloween Baking Championship,” “Halloween Wars,” “Outrageous Pumpkins,” “Halloween Cookie Challenge” and “Kids Baking Championship: Bloodcurdling Bakes.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds delicious! Now I want candy and cupcakes!

The Batman will air on TNT for a curated Halloween-inspired film collection across TNT and TBS in September and October. Films included in the lineup are GodzillaThe Mummy, and a Scream movie marathon, with TBS getting spooky with BeetlejuiceGremlins, and Goonies.

Check out Variety’s full write-up for more information about what’s coming to the networks mentioned above.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Batman:

Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.

Will you make an effort to catch The Batman on TNT? What movies and specials do you like to watch as Halloween approaches? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Variety

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.