An original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. TV has been green lit by HBO Max. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter is s writing and executive producing the series. Dylan Clark will also executive produce with 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn co-executive producing.
The series will be set in the world Reeves is creating for “The Batman” film (Robert Pattinson) and will build upon the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. The series will extend the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of complex characters of Gotham. This marks the first project for Reeves under his recently announced major overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group
“This is an amazing opportunity, 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,” Reeves said.
It is unclear whether Batman will be among the characters on the show. Similarly set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. does not feature any of the MCU famous superheroes.
Reeves will executive produce under his 6th & Idaho banner along with the company’s Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan. Dylan Clark will also executive produce with 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn co-executive producing. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.
“We are so fortunate to have such great partners in Matt, Dylan, and Terry and unprecedented access to a wealth of IP from our partners at Warner Bros. and DC,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max.
Reeves is currently directing and producing “The Batman,” which is slated to hit theaters in October 2021. Reeves’ other feature credits include “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Winter previously served as a writer, executive producer, and director on the landmark HBO series “The Sopranos,” He earned 12 Emmy nominations for his time on the show, winning four. He then went on to create the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” serving as showrunner and executive producer.
Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV, hinted at the streamer’s long-term plans for an integrated Batman universe.
“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come. 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,” Reilly said.
This show will now be the second specifically about Gotham’s police department. Fox aired the drama series “Gotham” from 2014 to 2019 for five seasons and 100 episodes. The show chronicled the career of Jim Gordon prior to Batman’s first appearance in Gotham City.
This is also the latest DC television project to be set up at HBO Max. The other DC series in the works are Green Lantern and Strange Adventures from Greg Berlanti and Justice League Dark from J.J. Abrams. Additionally, the platform is sharing Doom Patrol with DC Universe and is the streaming home for the CW’s Batwoman.
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