A while back, it was announced that the CW had begun development on Gotham Knights, another DC show that would join its ever-expanding roster of content like The Flash, Superman and Lois, and Batwoman. The series has no connection to the upcoming video game of the same name but looks to follow a similar story. At the time of the announcement, the series had yet to receive the green light on a pilot as it was still in early development. The CW seems to be pleased with what they’ve seen as today news comes that they will be moving forward with the series.
The CW ordered a pilot for Gotham Knights, meaning the series will shoot the first episode before possibly getting a series order or just not moving forward at all. The project comes from Natalie Abrams, James Stoteraux, and Chad Fivestash who’ve previously worked on multiple Arrowverse series. A brief synopsis teases the series murder-mystery plot.
“in the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder, his rebellious adopted son forges an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. And as the city’s most wanted criminals, this renegade band of misfits must fight to clear their names. But in a Gotham with no Dark Knight to protect it, the city descends into the most dangerous it’s ever been. However, hope comes from the most unexpected of places as this team of mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors known as the Gotham Knights.”
It’s still unknown just who will be the “rebellious adopted son”, though both Dick Grayson and Jason Todd fit the bill, and it’s still uncertain just who the children of Batman’s rogues are as no casting on the project has been announced.