Matt Reeves And ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Creator Developing ‘The Batman’ Spinoff Series For HBO Max

Matt Reeves’ The Batman doesn’t arrive for a year, but there’s reason to be optimistic. While rumors have often swirled whether there would be some expansion of the universe Reeves is creating, either through sequels or inclusion into the wider DCEU, we now know it will indeed happen. However, it’ll be as a spinoff drama series for HBO Max, and it won’t necessarily focus on the Caped Crusader.

Variety reports that Warner Bros. is moving forward on a drama series for HBO Max that takes place in the same universe Reeves is creating for The Batman. In what sounds like a reboot of Gotham, the show will “build on the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.”

Reeves will exec-produce, working alongside writer/exec-producer Terence Winter, best known as creator of Boardwalk Empire and chief writer on The Sopranos. Given the legacy of award-winning content he’s created for HBO, it’s easy to see why WB is eager to have him on a project like this.

Reeves had this to say, “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.”

The untitled series is still early on so there’s no info on a release date. This is all just fuel for the anticipated release of The Batman on October 1st 2021.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.