The Batman Director Matt Reeves, HBO Max Team for Gotham Series

Looks like we were right: The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves will be expanding his footprint in the DCU on the streaming side. On Friday, HBO Max announced a series commitment for a DC Comics drama set in the Gotham City police department from Reeves, Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter (The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street), The Batman producer Dylan Clark, and Warner Bros. Television. Set to be written by Winter, the series will be set in the cinematic universe that Reeves is creating with The Batman, further exploring the film's examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City while also (and here's where it gets behind-the-scenes interesting) "launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms."

The Batman (Image: WarnerMedia)
The Batman (Image: WarnerMedia)

Marking the first television project under his overall deal with the WBTV Group, Reeves had this to say in a statement: "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 long-form 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." For Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV, the news means another opportunity to offer a different perspective on a familiar franchise to a new audience: "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."

Reeves' 6th & Idaho production company will produce the series in association with Warner Bros. Television. Reeves and Winter (The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street) will executive produce with Clark (Bird Box, Rise, Dawn, and War for Planet of the Apes). Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, the series will also be executive produced by 6th & Idaho's Daniel Pipski (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Adam Kassan (Tales from the Loop); Rafi Crohn (Tales from the Loop) will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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