HBO Max, the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service that launched in May, introduced in the present day that it has made a sequence dedication to an untitled TV present tied to the film “The Batman” (at the moment scheduled for launch in 2021).
The present will likely be set within the Gotham City police division, with a artistic crew that features Matt Reeves, the film’s co-writer and director, together with “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter.
This seems like acquainted territory — the police division of a metropolis overrun by colourful criminals was most likely maybe greatest explored within the “Gotham Central” comics sequence (written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka and drawn by Michael Lark), however it was additionally the main target of the current (unhealthy) Fox TV present “Gotham.”
However, the announcement from HBO Max emphasised that this will likely be an extension of the function movie, “in the end launching a brand new Batman universe throughout a number of platforms.” It’s an method that the streamer can be taking with “Dune: The Sisterhood,” a sequence that ties into the upcoming “Dune” film.
“This is a tremendous alternative, not solely to develop the imaginative and prescient of the world I’m creating within the movie, however to discover it within the form of depth and element that solely a longform format can afford — and attending to work with the extremely gifted Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream,” Reeves mentioned in a press release.
It additionally stays to be seen whether or not the present is influenced in any approach by the continuing protests for racial justice. It may appear absurd to attach real-world political points with a comic book e book TV present, however the protests have led to a Hollywood reckoning with how motion pictures and tv have glorified the police — for instance, Andy Samberg not too long ago mentioned the writers and solid of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” try to rethink the present to make one thing “that all of us really feel morally okay about.”
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