“Just Watch Him. Memorize Every Move. For Future Reference”
The Batman director Matt Reeves dished some new details on his Gotham P.D. show, currently in the works at HBO Max during DC FanDome.
When LMO broke this story last month, we reported that the series will delve deeper into the corruption in Gotham City, now we can reveal that the Gotham P.D. series will serve as a prequel to the events of The Batman movie and that the show will take place during year one of the Caped Crusader’s foray into crime-fighting in Gotham City.
During the virtual DC Fandome panel, Reeves said –
“The idea is we go back to year one and year one is the beginning. It’s the first appearance of this masked vigilante that unsettles the city.”
“For me, the idea of this story was a story in which Gotham, which has this depth of corruption, and then the idea that we could actually do a series that is going deeper into an aspect of it, which in this case is the corrupt police department and the corrupt inner workings of the city.”
“As you realize there’s this myth-building in the background, you are in a new place with these characters, some of whom will touch on that you may have seen from the comics and others totally new. You can go down this avenue and go into detail that you couldn’t go into in the movie and go into these rich places and meet these characters Terrence is going to create.”
Gotham P.D. has Terrence Winter (The Sopranos) on board as a writer and executive producer, however, there is no word yet on when the series is expected to premiere, nor has it been revealed when production will start.
The Batman will be released in theaters on October 1st, 2021.