Batman Spinoff TV Show Will Reportedly Center Around James Gordon
The Batman franchise has witnessed wild success in live-action adaptions. Whether it’s a TV series or film, the fanbase wants to see its creators dive deeper into the details of the expansive franchise. There’s countless perspectives and ideas to explore. This time, HBO Max’s upcoming Batman spinoff TV series will reportedly center around the iconic franchise character James Gordon.
Chatting with the Fatman Beyond podcast duo, Kevin Smith and Marc Bernard, Ed Brubaker explained his inspiration behind placing the spotlight around the police commissioner. Gotham PD will be a spinoff of the upcoming Batman movie (2022) featuring Robert Pattinson. It’s been compared to the likeness of Brubaker’s Gotham Central comic series, but clarified a few details:
“I was like ‘maybe they’re really going to make Gotham Central this time,’ and so I reached out to a producer who works for Matt Reeves and he says, ‘no, that’s not really Gotham Central.'” Brubaker told Smith and Bernard. “They’re making sure that they don’t call it Gotham Central and it’s more of a spinoff from the movie. It’s like the James Gordon show.”
As the title of the show would suggest, HBO Max wanted to shine the light on Gotham City from a different perspective. For now, that’s what the team behind Gotham PD is willing to share. Whatever it turns out to be, we hope Brubaker gets the credit he deserves. If it does, indeed, turn out to be closer to the 2022 film, then we can’t wait to see what’s in store.
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