The second actor to play Batman was Robert Lowrey. He took over the role in the follow up series in 1949 and unlike Lewis G. Wilson, Lowrey was a veteran actor appearing in many popular movies.
But Adam West was the actor that brought Batman into Colour television! In 1966, Adam West filled the tights of Batman and Burt Ward filled the shoes of the boy wonder, Robin! It may look cheesy now, but In the 60's, if you liked Batman, it was the greatest show on television!
It used to air twice a week until its third season where it would only air once a week. The show ended in 1968 with only 120 episodes in three seasons.
One of the show's actors, Burgess Meredith, had VIP treatment because his performance as The Penguin was so popular, the writers always had a script featuring The Penguin for whenever he was available.
There is no doubt that Batman in the 60s was a groovy dude. The 60s were a swinging time and even Batman was prone to boogie down. His signature dance, The Batusi, wasn't just another WayneTech invention. It was actually based on the Watusi - a dance craze from the 1960s
That's it for this weeks Evolution of Batman, but look out next week for part 3 - Batman: The Tim Burton Era!