HBO Max Orders The Batman Spinoff Series Following the Gotham PD
Next year, director Matt Reeves will bring DC’s Dark Knight back to the big screen in The Batman. However, it appears that Reeves plans to expand his world of Gotham City into television as well. Via ComingSoon, HBO Max has announced that Reeves is teaming up with producer Dylan Clark, and Boardwalk Empire creator Terrence Winter to create a new TV series that shares continuity with The Batman. Although the new show doesn’t have a title, it will be “an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department.”
According to HBO Max, the new series will also “build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. The news comes just a year after Gotham ended its five season run on Fox. It’s also seems likely that the new series will take its cues from Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, and Michael Lark’s Gotham Central comic from 2002. That comic book series shared the same essential premise that Reeves and Winter will explore.
“This is an amazing opportunity,” said Reeves in a statement. “Not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream.”
“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come,” added HBO Max’s Kevin Reilly. “This is Batman as most audiences have never seen before. And we know fans will want to spend more time in this new world inspired by the film.”
The new series doesn’t have a start date yet. But presumably casting will begin later this year.
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Recommended Reading: Gotham Central, Book 1: In the Line of Duty