With production on ‘The Batman’ now able to resume, it has been announced that a companion TV series, set in the same universe as Matt Reeves film has been commissioned to appear on HBO Max as reported by Deadline.
Reeves says in a statement: “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.”
Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max said in a statement: “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“
The show will be an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department with Matt Reeves and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter producing. It has not been confirmed if any characters and particularly if ‘The Batman’ himself will make an appearance in the show or just be a stand alone drama in the universe such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was for the MARVEL MCU ultimately.
The Batman is currently set for an October 2021 Cinema release.