HBO Max, the new streaming service, continues to expand on their DC Entertainment line with the has report of a series commitment to a drama set in the Gotham police department from Matt Reeves and Terrence Winter.
The still-unnamed series announcement follows close on the heels of the announcement that the Justice League: Snyder Cut, the J.J Abrams and Bad Robot Productions developed “Justice League Dark” series, an Aquaman animated miniseries, an untitled Green Lantern series and a series adaptation of “Strange Adventures.”
The series will reportedly take place in the same universe as Matt Reeves’ feature film “The Batman,” to launch a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. It is the first project announced under Reeves’ new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group and will build on the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.
In an interview with Variety, Matt Reeves said,
“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 long-form 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,”
Winter will be writing and executive producing the series with Reeves serving as executive produce under his 6th & Idaho banner along with the company’s Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan. Dylan Clark, who will also executive produce with 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn co-executive producing. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
In the same Variety story, Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max said,
“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.”
Reeves is currently directing and producing “The Batman,” slated to hit theaters in October 2021 and has previously done films such as “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which he co-wrote and directed and directing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Terrence Winter is no stranger to working on big projects as he previously served as a writer, executive producer, and director on the landmark HBO series “The Sopranos,” earned 12 Emmy nominations for his time on the show, winning four, and then went on to create the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and co-create HBO’s “Vinyl,” serving as showrunner and executive producer on both shows. On the film side, Winter received an Oscar nomination for his work on the screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Kevin Reilly, the chief content officer of HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, and truTV, had the following to say.
“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.”
Reeves’ studio, 6th & Idaho, is currently producing the Netflix series “Away” and Amazon’s “Tales From the Loop.” The company is also behind the NBC drama pilot “Ordinary Joe” starring James Wolk.
Stay tuned to Comic Watch for any developments on this and the other HBO MAX/DC COMICS streaming properties.
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