Warner Bros. Television and HBO Max are going to have to find someone else to preside over Gotham P.D. Terence Winter, the one who was in line to write and show run the forthcoming spinoff series of Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” feature, has recently exited the project over creative differences.
The news of his departure comes five months after the show was handed a straight-to-series order at the online streaming service providing platform of HBO, HBO Max. It also comes less than even 24 hours after another Winter project starring Alicia Vikander went out of the woodwork in the form of an anthology series titled Dial M For Murder.
The untitled Gotham P.D. show is going to be set in the world that Reeves is creating for the feature movie, with the intent being to launch a brand new Batman universe across WarnerMedia multiple platforms.
It is said to build on the examination of the film of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City. It is the first project that was announced under Reeves’s new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.
Batman Spinoff: Showrunner Terence Winter Leaves HBO Max Show!
HBO Max and Warner Bros TV declined to comment on Winter’s exit. Winter leaving the project represents a very significant loss for the show, given his brilliant track record of working on expansive, gritty crime dramas like Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos.
When the series order was announced, he described working with Winter as an absolute dream. He also said that this is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world he is creating in the movie but to explore it in the kind of detail and depth that only a long-form format can afford.
The Gotham P.D. series can be considered as one of a number of DC projects that are currently in the pipeline at the streaming service of HBO, HBO Max, as the platform is leaning very heavily into the DC Comics IP controlled by the WarnerMedia.
James Gunn is currently working on a series spinoff of his super hit anti-superhero movie, “Suicide Squad”, along with former WWE star John Cena attached to star in the spinoff, and that J.J Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions are presently developing a “Justice League Dark” series for HBO Max.