Batman may be heating up the box office right now, but don’t expect to see it on your TV anytime soon.
A Rumored HBO Max Prequel Series Centered On The Gotham City Police Department Has Been Shelved, According To The Batman director Matt Reeves.
“One thing that we won’t do that I was going to do… So there’s the Gotham police show, which, that one is actually on hold,” he told the Happy, sad, confused podcast on March 7. “We don’t really do that.”
Despite the current cultural love for the caped crusader, the show wouldn’t have really focused on him.
“It wasn’t going to be a Batman story,” Reeves revealed. “It was going to be about this corrupt cop, and it was going to be about how the worst gang in Gotham was the GCPD. And [Bruce] would have crossed paths with [Commissioner] Gordon. It would have been someone to measure him against, but it would be a battle for his soul.”