‘GOTHAM CENTRAL’ Spin-off Set in ‘THE BATMAN’ Universe in Development for HBO Max
Before we’ve even had our first glimpse into Matt Reeves .Gotham City, HBO Max has announced a GCPD-centered spin off that’ll be set within the same continuity as The Batman. This show will further build upon the foundation of this new Batman franchise that will explore the corruption and crime within the city and those that are working to help clean up streets alongside our newest caped crusader.
This news comes a few days after Reeves inked an overall deal with WBTV to develop new programming produced by his company, 6th & Idaho. The show will be produced by Reeves and The Batman producer, Dylan Clark. It’s also being reported that the show will be written by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, who is also set to executive produce the series. HBO Max has already issued a series commitment for the Cop based comic book property.
Series details are currently under wraps and no casting has been made, it would seem obvious enough to have Jeffrey Wright reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon, who is set to make his debut next October when The Batman hits theaters. Many have compared the show to the Rucka/Brubaker ‘Gotham Central’ comic run that focused on the day to day of officers within the GCPD such as Marcus Driver, Renee Montoya, and Crispus Allen. It’s currently unknown if the series will draw inspiration from the comic but it wouldn’t be shocking to see that develop.
According to a trade report,Reeves had this to say about the news: “This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision off the world I am creating in ‘The Batman’, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a long form format can afford.” With this news its obvious that Warner Brothers is going all in on Reeves’ Batman universe, and rightfully so. He obviously has the passion and drive to really build something great and the potential of this is unmatched. The sky is the limit with this new universe, to see a fully developed Gotham City, this offers so much for the future of The Batman movie franchise as well as more possible spin offs within this pocket of the DC multiverse.
HBO Max is building quite the original DC content library and getting fantastic creative teams behind them, The GCPD centered show will join Green Lantern, Justice League Dark, and Strange Adventures while also adding Reeves to list of talent that’ll be developing this content like Geoff Johns, JJ Abrams, and Elizabeth Banks.