Adam West, the star of the classic 1960s Batman television series, died June 10 at the age of 88 after a short battle with leukemia, but before his passing he completed voice and acting work that are slowly being released to his adoring public.
It was announced in March that he would appear as a guest on NBC's Powerless, unreleased until now, the episode was called, "Win, Luthor, Draw," -- which can be watched above.
West previously narrated a commercial for Wayne Securities on the show, the company where the characters work, but he then returned to the series in a larger capacity in a character that will have to deliver some bad news to the cast.
In the show, some mayhem and destruction in Gotham City will force parent company Wayne Industries to make hard cuts for the future of the company. And that’s when chairman of Wayne Industries Dean West will come to town to deliver some bad news to their subsidiary in Charm City.
West became an icon by playing the Caped Crusader on ABC's Batman television show, which became a surprise hit when it premiered in 1966. West's Batman is known for its campy humor and though the character has taken a darker and more serious tone over the decades, the television series remains a fan favorite.
Per the DCComics.com site, Adam West, Batman to a generation of TV fans, passed away last week. One of his final roles was a fittingly comic guest role on NBC's Powerless in an episode which never made it to air. DC All Access is proud to present this episode in its entirety for a limited time as a tribute to West and his DC legacy.
West celebrated the 50th anniversary of Batman with a guest appearance on the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory, reprised his role as the Dark Knight by voicing Batman, alongside his co-star Burt Ward as Robin, the 2016 animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, and appeared in many shows with cameo and voice appearances.
The Batman television series has waxed and waned in its popularity with fans. It was beloved by children and adults when it first aired but was unloved by fans of Batman comics because they felt the series treated the material as kid stuff. However, the stylized, kitschy take on Batman has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years as Warner Bros. has begun releasing new merchandise based on West's Batman and a digital Batman '66 comic book featuring new adventures of television's Dynamic Duo, even crossing over with The Green Hornet and Lynda Carter-inspired Wonder Woman '77 comic book.
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