HBO Max has ordered a series based upon the Gotham PD, reports Variety, which the show set to take place in the same universe as The Batman from director Matt Reeves.
The untitled series will come from Reeves and writer Terrence Winter. The film will fall in line with The Batman, the upcoming feature film, and looks to be the start of a new universe that spans multiple platforms. Variety says the series will “build on the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.”
“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,” Reeves said in a statement.
UPDATE: In an update to the original report, Variety’s Justin Kroll states that the show is being described as an adaptation of the Gotham Central comic book series, and will serve as a prequel to The Batman that “dives into how Gotham became corrupt and infested with criminals”.
Winter is writing and executive producing the series, with Reeves serving as executive produce under his 6th & Idaho banner. Reeves is currently directing and producing The Batman, which is slated to hit theaters in October 2021.
The Batman sees Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) donning the cape and cowl as Bruce Wayne/Batman alongside Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora) as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Jim Gordon, Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Carmine Falcone, Alex Ferns (Chernobyl) as Commissioner Pete Savage, Con O’Neill (Ordinary Lies) as Chief Mackenzie Bock, Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson and Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as Bella Real.