"The Batman" Gets A Spin-Off Series About Gotham PD For HBO Max

Gotham Central TV show on HBO Max

Max is firing up the Bat-Signal, ordering a drama series set in the same Gotham City as Matt Reeves' upcoming feature film The Batman, TVLine has learned.

Late last month director Matt Reeves confirmed production on The Batman was being put on hiatus for the foreseeable future.

Max (TN) said the original drama series would be produced by Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming Warner Bros movie The Batman that stars Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader with no special superpowers.

The groundbreaking television series to be written by Winter is set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature film and will 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 show will be written by Winter, and it promises to explore the world of the upcoming film in greater complexity, with the characters of Gotham populating Reeves's Batman universe. "The series will extend the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of complex characters of Gotham".

"Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come", Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and President of TNT, TBS and TruTV, said in a statement. Now being described as an adaptation of the Gotham Central comic books, not a huge amount about the series is known, though there are conflicting claims about whether Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader and Jeffrey Wright's Commissioner Gordon will appear.


The Batman isn't even out yet, but writer/director Matt Reeves is already cultivating the next phase of his version of Gotham City. This marks the first television project for Reeves under his recently announced overall deal with the Warner Bros.

Filming on The Batman was put on pause in the U.K.in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and the film's release date is now pushed back to October 1, 2021.

HBO Max is WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer offering, which debuted May 27, 2020.

THR says to expect Jeffrey Wright to reprise his Jim Gordon in The Batman for HBO Max's Gotham Police series.

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