Warner Bros have ordered a new drama about the Gotham police department, which will be set in the same world as The Batman, and will also be overseen by its writer and director Matt Reeves and acclaimed showrunner and The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire writer Terrence Winter.
According to Variety, Gotham PD will continue The Batman’s exploration of the corruption in Bruce Wayne’s home city, while Warner Bros intend for it to launch a brand new Batman universe that will unfold across multiple platforms.
Reeves is clearly very excited to have this “amazing opportunity” to “expand his vision” for Gotham and “the world” he is creating. He wants 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.”
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content over at HBO Max, echoed these sentiments, adding, “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.””
Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, and truTV, also teased the longterm implications of setting Gotham PD and The Batman in the same world.
“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.”