The Batman spin-off series, which will be released on HBO Max, has found a new showrunner in Joe Barton.
After Terence Winter exited the project, which was reported last November, the untitled The Batman spin-off seemed to be spinning its wheels until this week, when it was revealed that Joe Barton is set to take over the project as the showrunner and executive producer.
He has previously created and written the BBC Two and Netflix drama series Giri/Haji, as well as the feature film The Ritual. Most recently he co-wrote the upcoming feature film Invasion starring Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer, which will be distributed by Amazon Studios. He is also set to write and executive produce the Netflix drama series Half Bad, based on the books by Sally Green.
Joe Barton Dons The Showrunning Cape
Barton confirmed the news from Deadline himself with a charming tweet:
The Gotham PD show will exist in the same world as the upcoming film The Batman from Matt Reeves, and it is said to build on the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City. It is part of WarnerMedia’s efforts to launch a new Batman universe across multiple platforms.
It is also said to take place during Year One of Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne becoming the masked crusader. That makes it something of a prequel, as The Batman is set to take place in Year two.
The Gotham P.D. series is one of a number of DC project currently in the pipeline at HBO Max. Additionally James Gunn is doing a spin-off series of his upcoming The Suicide Squad, which will feature John Cena’s Peacemaker. J.J Abrams is also working on a Justice League Dark series. There are many more rumoured to be in development and DC FIlms president Walter Hamada, has stated that they plan to do one spi-off series or movie, of every theatrical release, for Warner’s streaming service HBO Max.
The Batman is set to be released March 4, 2022.
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