The Batman Director Matt Reeves Inks Overall Deal with WBTV Group
Director Matt Reeves is extending his stay in Warner Bros.'s creative sandbox, and he's looking to the small screen this time. The Batman director's 6th & Idaho production company has inked a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group for all of the company's upcoming television projects. Those projects will be produced in association with Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Warner Bros. Animation, or Blue Ribbon Content, depending on the platform. Those platforms include broadcast, cable, and WarnerMedia's streaming service, HBO Max [Ed. Note: So when's DC Fandome again?]. Outside of the U.S., 6th & Idaho content will be distributed by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
As part of the deal, Daniel Pipski is joining the company and taking on the position of executive vice president and head of television. Along with Reeves and now Pipski, 6th & Idaho is also represented by executive vice president Adam Kassan and vice president Rafi Crohn. Pipski looks forward to working with Reeves, Kassan, and Crohn: "Matt has been making some of my favorite movies and TV shows since I was addicted to 'Felicity,' and it's a thrill to get to be part of his great team alongside Rafi and Adam, building up his TV company with our partners at WBTV."
Expected to hit theaters in October 2021, Reeves is currently directing and producing The Batman for Warner Bros. Reeves' previous film credits (a mix of writing, directing and/or executive producing) include War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and The Cloverfield Paradox. On the television side of the pop culture landscape, Reeves co-created and executive produced the hit WB series Felicity alongside J.J. Abrams, directing the pilot and several additional episodes. He also executive produced Fox's The Passage, NBC's Conviction and Homicide: Life on the Street, and ABC's Miracles, Gideon's Crossing, and Relativity.