HBO Max has given a series commitment to a drama set in the Gotham police department from Matt Reeves and Terrence Winter.
The untitled series will be set in the world Reeves is creating for the feature film `The Batman,` with the intent being to launch a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. It is said to build on the film's examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City. It is the first project announced under Reeves' new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.
`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,` Reeves said.
Winter is writing and executive producing the series. Reeves will executive produce under his 6th & Idaho banner along with the company's Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan. Dylan Clark will also executive produce with 6th & Idaho's Rafi Crohn co-executive producing. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
Reeves is currently directing and producing `The Batman,` which is slated to hit theaters in October 2021. Reeves' other feature credits include `War for the Planet of the Apes` and `Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,` the former of which he co-wrote and directed and the latter he directed. On the television side, 6th & Idaho is currently producing the Netflix series `Away` and Amazon's `Tales From the Loop.`
`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,` said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max.
HBO Max is also airing or set to air multiple shows from the streaming service DC Universe. `Doom Patrol's` second season is airing on both HBO Max and DCU, while the animated series `Harley Quinn` is set to become available on HBO Max as well in the near future.