Batman TV series – the screen tests (1965)

A while back, I posted an article about the aborted Wonder Women TV series as envisaged by William Dozier. While searching around about that, I came across some video of Doziers greatest creation, the TV iteration of ‘Batman’. I never realised that there was anyone else in the frame for the casting of the Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder – it just seems perfectly natural that it was Adam West and Burt Young, as if they were pre-destined to be in that show. Anyway, here are the screen tests, including the Lyle Waggoner / Peter Deyell try-out, and you can make up your mind on which is the better one;

Batman TV trivia courtesy of IMDB

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