New DC Drama Set in The Batman Universe for HBO Max


HBO Max has given a series commitment to an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter.

The series is to be written by Winter and is set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature film. It will build upon the movie’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms.

Reeves’ 6th & Idaho production company will produce the series in association with Warner Bros. Television. Reeves and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Winter (The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street) will executive produce with The Batman producer Dylan Clark (Bird Box, Rise, Dawn, War for Planet of the Apes).

This marks the first TV project for Reeves under his recently announced overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group.

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.

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.”

“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 at HBO Max.

Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, and TruTV, added, “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.”