Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman‘ Is Getting a Gotham PD Spin-off Series on HBO Max. HBO Max has announced it will be the streaming home to an all new series featuring the Gotham City Police Department. Reportedly, the new series will act as a prequel to the film to give a more extensive look into the Gotham PD and the challenges they face prior to the appearance of the caped crusader.
Director Matt Reeves has shared his excitement for the series and the opportunity it presents for his upcoming film, sharing 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 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.”
Break out the bat signal 🦇 A new series set in the Gotham City Police Department is coming to HBO Max. https://t.co/oecfoCkLdJ
— HBO Max (@hbomax) July 10, 2020
“HBO Max announced today that it has given a series commitment to an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves, Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, The Batman producer Dylan Clark, and Warner Bros. Television. 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 series provides an unprecedented opportunity to extend the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham. This marks the first television project for Reeves under his recently announced overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group. 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,'” shared Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max, head of original content.
‘”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,” added Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, (HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV).
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is set to premiere in theaters October 2021. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Entertainment!
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