‘Gotham Central’ Co-Writer Greg Rucka Joins ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’

A while back, it was announced that Matt Reeves would continue working in the world of Batman, but be jumping to a whole new medium, working alongside Bruce Timm and JJ Abrams on a new Batman animated series titled Batman: Caped Crusader. Timm would serve as showrunner while Reeves and Abrams would join the project as executive producers. Last month, it was announced fan-favorite comic book writer Ed Brubaker would be joining the series as head writer, and it seems like he brought a friend.

In a recent newsletter, Brubaker revealed that he’s been working on the Batman animated series, but he hasn’t been working alone, confirming Greg Rucka has joined the animated series as a writer.

“So, back on topic… what have I got for you this time? The past month or so I’ve done several podcasts or zoom interviews… I’ve been writing Friday and the 5th Reckless book while working on the Batman show with Bruce Timm. And also starting to adapt one of our books that I’ve got a star attached to, but more on that in the next few months, hopefully. On the Batman front, we only freelanced a few episodes in this first season, but I still managed to bring in a few great writers, one of who (whom?) used to work on Batman-related stuff with me back in the old days. I can’t tell you who it is, but his name rhymes with Craig Stucka and it was a lot of fun to work with him again. “

Ed Brubaker

Both Rucka and Brubaker are known for their work together on Gotham Central, a comic book series that followed characters within the Gotham City police department and for which Rucka won an Eisner Award in 2004. In addition to his work on Gotham Central, Rucka also had a lengthy run on Detective Comics and also worked on the screenplay for the 2008 animated anthology, Batman: Gotham Knight. The team behind this animated is pretty great and the series is surely going to be something special with that much talent on this project.

SOURCE: Ed Brubaker

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