Over the weekend The Batman debuted in theaters everywhere to mass critical and commercial praise. Director Matt Reeves has been also hard at work on two spin-off shows set in his new universe. The two previously announced shows included Gotham PD and The Penguin starring Colin Ferrell. Today, Matt Reeves has revealed to Happy Sad Confused podcast that the Gotham PD series has been put on hold by HBO Max indefinitely. “It wasn’t going to be a Batman story, it was going about this corrupt cop. And it was going to be about how the worst gang in Gotham were the GCPD. And [the cop] was going to come across paths, he would have touched paths with Gordon who would have been — it would have been someone to measure him against. But it would be a battle for [the cop’s] soul.”
Due to HBO Max putting a pause on that series the director has pivoted towards a show exclusively in Arkham Asylum in an interview with The Cyber Nerds: “We’ve actually now [moved] more into the realm of exactly what would happen in the world of Arkham as it relates coming off of our movie and some of the characters and their origins… almost leaning into the idea of… it’s like a horror movie or a haunted house that is Arkham,” One of the major reveals of the film is that “The Arkhams” was a high society family within Gotham just like The Waynes. It’ll be interesting if the show revolves around how the family profited off a hospital for the criminally insane.
The Batman is in theaters today