Fans may still have over a year to wait until he delivers his highly-anticipated Robert Pattinson-starring reboot, Matt Reeves is already planning to expand his world of The Batman with a series focused on the Gotham City Police Department at HBO Max in association with Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter (via SuperHeroHype)!
The new series, being penned by Winter, will be set in the world Reeves is currently creating for the 2021 DC Extended Universe installment and will build upon the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Dark Knight 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 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 in a statement.
The project comes on the heels of Reeves’ overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group, under which he will help develop and produce various series across WarnerMedia’s multiple platforms including fresh streaming service HBO Max.
“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,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, said in a statement.
Reeves’ 6th & Idaho production company will produce the series in association with Warner Bros. Television. Reeves and Emmy winner/Oscar nominee Winter (The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street) will executive produce with Dylan Clark (Bird Box, Rise, Dawn, and War for Planet of the Apes). The drama, which is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, will also be executive produced by 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Adam Kassan (Tales from the Loop) while Rafi Crohn (Tales from the Loop) will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.
“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come,” Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and President of TNT, TBS and TruTV, said in a statement. “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.”
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