On this day in history in 1992, an animated series featuring The Dark Knight premiered and would start a television legacy that would last several years.
On September 5th, 1992, Batman: The Animated Series debuted. Created by Bruce Timm and Eric Rodomski, it capitalized on the success of the previous Tim Burton Batman films. The series featured detailed animation, a more serious tone than previous incarnations and a cast of voice actors led by Kevin Conroy.
The series received acclaim from critics and fans and would go on for over 80 episodes, all of which were eventually released on DVD.
After the success of Batman, Timm and his crew went on to create other series in the same continuity such as Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and Justice League. These shows were in the same continuity and often shared voice actors, writers, and even characters.