Is Matt Reeves’s new Batman film with Robert Pattinson going to be any good? We have no idea, but WarnerMedia is already placing some serious bets on the world that’s been created by the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield director.
In a press release issued today, HBO Max announced that it is developing a spin-off series involving The Batman’s Gotham City police department. It isn’t clear whether Jeffrey Wright (who plays the new Commissioner Gordon) will be in it, but the show will, obviously, deal with the crime and corruption that’s rampant in the famed city.
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 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.”
“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, HBO Max.
“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,” added Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV.