HBO Max has announced a new original series set in the world of Batman’s home town, Gotham City. The original series will be set in the world director Matt Reeves is creating for his upcoming film The Batman, which stars Robert Pattison as the Caped Crusader.
Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter will write the upcoming series, and the show will be produced by Warner Bros. Television and The Batman producer Dylan Clark. The series will explore some of the more compelling and complex characters in the city, according to a press release. DC has explored other characters in the crime-infested city. Fox ran the series Gotham–following characters in the Gotham City Police Department and the city’s villains–for five seasons.
“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,” Matt Reeves said.
At the time of the announcement, no release date, synopsis, title, or casting information has been announced. As for Reeves’ The Batman, filming was halted back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, because of new production guidelines, The Batman could begin filming again as soon as July. While it was supposed to arrive in theaters in June 2021, the movie was pushed back to October 1, 2021.
The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Andy Serkis as Alfred.
There are more DC movies on the horizon as well. Wonder Woman: 1984 recently had its release date pushed back, and now, it will arrive in theaters on October 2, 2020. The Flash solo movie also had its release date changed, but it’s arriving earlier than expected. It will now release on June 3, 2022. Finally, Shazam 2 is still in the works, and will release on November 4, 2022.
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