‘Starring Adam West’ Trailer: The Story Of A Superhero Icon

Though many young people today have never seen a full episode of the original Batman television series, it’s likely they know actor Adam West as having been the first man to wear Bruce Wayne’s signature cowl on screen. Why? Because Adam West is a celebrity whose fame transcends time. He’s been pouring his heart and soul into his craft for more than 50 years, and soon he will share that journey with audiences everywhere when the film Starring Adam West makes its way onto VOD.

Featuring the man himself, as well as a slew of notable celebrities and pop culture historians, Starring Adam West takes an in-depth look at the life and career of a man the vast majority of people know solely as TV’s Batman. The truth, which West shares first hand, is that Adam has had a long and diverse career on stage. He started in westerns, and after the Batman series was cancelled he was forced to make a number of unfortunate guest appearances to make ends meet for his family. Things eventually picked back up, and over the last decade he’s returned to the heights of celebrity he held back in the 1960s, if not becoming even more famous thanks to work on programs like Family Guy. This film traces everything from the beginning of West’s journey to present day, and it looks to be a moving experience. You can view the trailer below:

The official synopsis reads:

In 1966 Adam West was on top of the world. The farm boy from Walla Walla was on a meteoric rise to fame as the star of the ABC series Batman. But after three seasons, the series was cancelled, leaving West typecast as the caped crusader. But Adam West never gave up. Through good years and bad he continued to follow his passion, pursue his craft, and fight his way back. “Starring Adam West” is the story of a Hollywood survivor, a family man, and the loyal fans who will stop at nothing to see their super hero justly rewarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Starring Adam West made the festival rounds earlier this year and is now available through Starz. I expect the film will eventually find its way onto additional VOD platforms, including iTunes and Amazon, but at this point no release dates or expansion plans have been revealed.

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