A Gotham City police show set in the world of the next Batman movie is coming to HBO Max

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Robert Pattinson's Batman world is getting a bit larger with a TV series centered around the Gotham police.
Robert Pattinson's Batman world is getting a bit larger with a TV series centered around the Gotham police.

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  • A new show centered in Batman's Gotham City is coming to HBO Max.

  • The untitled series will be a police procedural that takes place in the world of Warner Bros.' next Batman movie.

  • The show is from "The Batman" director Matt Reeves and "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter. 

  • There is no set release date for the series.

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We're finally getting a DC show centered in Gotham City.

It's just not clear if Batman will appear. And it won't be on TV. 

It's coming to HBO Max.

Friday, the streaming service announced an original DC drama that will be set in the Gotham City police department from "The Batman" director Matt Reeves, "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter.

Winter will write the series, which will be set in the world of Reeves' upcoming 2021 film, "The Batman," starring Robert Pattinson as the next iteration of the Dark Knight.

According to HBO Max, the series will take a look at the corruption in Gotham City and launch a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. 

"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," said Reeves in a press release.

So, what is this about? 

Matt Reeves is directing the next Batman movie, titled "The Batman."
Matt Reeves is directing the next Batman movie, titled "The Batman."

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It sounds a bit like a spiritual successor to "Gotham."

Fox's police procedural centered around a young Jim Gordon ran for five seasons and introduced twists on a plethora of origin stories for Batman's rogue's gallery in addition to a young Bruce Wayne.

This series should take place when Wayne is already Batman. It's unclear if the Caped Crusader himself will make an appearance in the HBO Max drama.

The comic series "Gotham Central" from Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, which ran from 2002 to 2006, could possibly serve as inspiration. The comic follows long-time detectives from across the Bat universe, including Renee Montoya (recently seen in "Birds of Prey"), Harvey Bullock, and James Gordon. The latter will be played by Jeffrey Wright in "The Batman." 

There's no set release date for the untitled show. Reeves' "The Batman" is currently set for an October 1, 2021, theatrical release.

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