In conjunction with Matt Reeves upcoming take on Batman on the silver screen, the writer and director will also be teaming with The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire’s Terence Winter for an HBO Max series dedicated to Gotham’s finest.
The new series (according to Superhero Hype), will be penned by Winter and will also be set in the world Reeves is currently building in his upcoming The Batman film (starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, tentatively headed our way in 2021).
Although the title hasn’t been specifically referenced, it appears that the series that both Reeves and Winter is describing would bare more than a passing resemblance to Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, and Michael Lark’s 2002 DC comic book, Gotham Central. The highly praised comic series (it won an Eisner Award in 2004 for best serialized story arc “Half a Life”) ran for almost four years, redefining some of the ancillary characters in the Batman universe such as Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen among others.
Reeves is excited to be working with Winter, saying that “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 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.”
Stay tuned to Conskipper for more information about Reeves’ The Batman and the so-far unnamed HBO Max series.