Matt Reeves, boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, The Batman producer Dylan Clark & HBO Max are partnering up to create a TV series that will be based on the Gotham City police department. The show will be written by Winter and it will focus on the bowls of both Gotham, the police department and the corruption that lurks throughout the city. Most importantly the show will be based in the same world created for the upcoming 2021 blockbuster, The Batman.
The TV series will extend the world from film to TV and it will span across multiple platforms. The excitement comes as the show will explore in depth the characters in the Batman universe, opening the doors for all sorts of possibilities down the track. It was announced last week that Matt Reeves overhauled his TV deal to be exclusively connected to Warner Bros. The TV show is his first project under that deal.
“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.
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 (now that is super exciting for all DC fans).
“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.
HBO Max is investing big in the overall DC franchise with other shows in the works so if you’re not just a Batman fan then there will be more to come. 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, has DC Superhero High and is the streaming home for the CW’s Batwoman
“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, HBO Max.
The DCEU in previous years was criticised by pop culture fans with comparisons being made with the Marvel universe, however the strategy set out by Warner Bros, HBO Max & Matt Reeves shows that DC fans should be exited at the prospect of a new strategy and plan being laid out to give us all something very new and different to look forward to.
The breakdown of the plan:
- Reeves’ 6th & Idaho production company will produce the series in association with Warner Bros Television.
- Reeves and Winter will executive produce with Clark.
- Executive Production extended to 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan & Rafi Crohn will co-executive produce.
- Warner Bros International Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.
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