REEVES’ THE BATMAN MOVIE WILL EXPAND TO HBO MAX WITH A SPIN-OFF SERIES
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HBO Max has announced that it will be debuting a spinoff of Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman film (which is set to star Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman). The Batman spin-off series will be focused on the police department of Gotham City.
The Batman spin-off series will be set in the same world as Reeves’ DC film and will be produced by Dylan Clark and Revees (who’s also producing The Batman). Terence Winter, Boardwalk Empire creator, is set to write the series.
Per the press release:
The groundbreaking television series to be written by Winter is set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature film and will build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. The series provides an unprecedented opportunity to extend the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham. This marks the first television project for Reeves under his recently announced overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group.
The Gotham City PD series promises to “build upon the motion picture’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City” and also “further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham,” with an objective of launching a “new Batman universe across multiple platforms.”
The Gotham City Police Department TV series emphasizes how important DC properties are to the overall strategy of HBO Max. By connecting a TV series to The Batman movie, Warner Bros. will attempt to leverage the popularity of its DC characters to help drive more subscribers to the newly released streaming platform. It is a similar objective that goes in line of already-announced DC TV series coming to the streaming service and also same with the upcoming release of the Snyder Cut of Justice League that’s planned for next year.
WarnerMedia is not the only company trying to connect its blockbusters to streaming platforms: the strategy is also a cornerstone of Disney for Disney Plus, which recently featured its Star Wars series (like The Mandalorian) and the upcoming TV shows from Marvel Studios like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , Loki and Wandavision as ways to drive subscription numbers.
There’s no news yet about the release date of the upcoming Gotham City Police Department HBO Max series; The Batman is scheduled to swing into theaters on the 1st of October, 2021.
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