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HBO Max Orders Gotham PD Series Set in Matt Reeves’ The Batman World

July 10, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Matt Reeves’ The Batman is getting a Gotham PD-centered spinoff series before the film is even completed. DC announced on Friday that HBO Max has given a series commitment to the drama, which will take place in the same setting as Reeves’ upcoming film which stars Robert Pattinson (Batman), Jeffrey Wright (Commissioner Gordon), Zoe Kravitz as (Selina Kyle), Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), and more and opens on October 1st, 2021.

The series, which does not yet have a title, is the first project announced under Reeves’ overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. Reeves is creating the series with Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire), the latter of whom will write the series. They will also executive produce, with Reeves executive producing through his 6th & Idaho shingle alongside Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan. Dylan Clark will also executive produce with 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn co-executive producing.

DC has delved into the Gotham police department in the comics before, notably with Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, and Michael Lark’s 2002 comic Gotham Central and Batman: Year One from Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. The series follows Gotham as live-action shows set around the Gotham police department

“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.

“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.

“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max and president ofTNT, TBS, and truTV. “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.”