‘Batman’ TV series creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies at 91

Washington, March 29: Lorenzo Semple Jr., who wrote the screenplays of ‘The Parallax View’, ‘Three Days of the Condor, and ‘Never Say Never Again’, has passed away. He was 91.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lorenzo Semple Jr.’s daughter – Emmy-nominated comedy writer Maria – revealed that the American screenwriter died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.

Semple’s name is associated with classics like ‘Papillon’, ‘The Drowning Pool’ and ‘King Kong’.

Semple, who was hired by ‘Batman’ producer William Dozier to create the superhero show for 20th Century Fox Television and ABC, wrote only the first four episodes of the series but served as a script or story consultant on every other installment.

The late playwright also penned the ‘Batman’ movie that was released in July 1966 between seasons one and two, which took him two weeks. (ANI)