At the beginning of the week, I wrote a piece about how Matt Reeves signed a TV deal with Warner Brothers but stated this wouldn’t be just DC/Batman spin-offs.
However, I got that completely wrong as today (July 10) HBO Max has announced The Batman filmmaker Reeves is working on a Gotham City police drama alongside Boardwalk Empire creator and The Sopranos writer Terence Winter.
The streaming service series will be written by Winter and will be set in the world created by Reeves in the upcoming Robert Pattinson Batman movie and will focus on the corruption of GCPD.
Additionally, if you’re worried that it’ll be like Gotham, don’t be because it won’t be anything like that series as this project will be great especially with the talent of Reeves and the writer of the fucking Sopranos is working on it.
One hope is this will follow along the lines of Greg Rucka’s comic Gotham Central.
Reeves said about this show, “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” he added.
I love the sound of this, and it could be something incredible. Plus, what an excellent sign towards what Reeves is currently creating with The Batman and hoping this is the start.
As for the show itself, having Harvey Bullock being one of the senior leads, who has been a corrupt cop of years, but trying to get out since Gordon has become commissioner. Meanwhile, due to Jim’s promotion, Bullock is now joined by rookie detective Renee Montoya.
Additionally, with John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, you can have the first series focusing on the Falcone/Maroni crime families and the gang war. Then you have Peter Sarsgaard, Con O’Neill and Alex Ferns as District Attorney Gil Colson, Chief Mackenzie Bock and Commissioner Pete Savage respectively appearing.
You’d hope Jeffrey Wright’s Gordon appears as a recurring cameo and Pattinson pops-up more likely as Bruce Wayne then the Dark Knight.