Matt Reeves Detailed How The Gotham PD Spin-off Series Has Pivoted Its Focus To Arkham Asylum

Matt Reeves Detailed How The Gotham PD Spin-off Series

The Batman director Matt Reeves detailed that the Gotham PD spin-off series has pivoted its focus to Arkham Asylum. Reeves describes it as “leaning into the idea of… a horror movie or a haunted house that is Arkham”.

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Back in 2020, HBO Max announced the spinoff series based on Reeves’ The Batman, which focuses on the Gotham City Police Department. People analyzed that the series will be based upon the popular DC comic book series Gotham Central — which was created by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, and Michael Lark. Later confirmed the show will be entirely different. HBO Max originals officially confirmed that there will be two spin-off series for The Batman, The Gotham PD series, and Colin Farrell’s Penguin.

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In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Reeves explained on The Batman’s spinoffs, saying, “We’re doing [The Penguin series] and we’re doing another series that connects to Arkham [Asylum].” While it was unclear at the time if the Arkham series would be separate from the planned GCPD show, it now seems as though the two are, in fact, one and the same.

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“The GCDP thing, that story has kinda evolved. 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… almost leaning into the idea of… it’s like a horror movie or a haunted house that is Arkham,” Reeves told to The Cyber Nerds podcast.

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“The idea, again the way that Gotham is a character in the movie, I really want Arkham to exist as a character,” the reeves continued. “You go into this environment and encounter these characters in a way that feels really fresh. And so in our work on Gotham, that story started to evolve, and it started feeling [like], ‘Wait, we should really lean into this.’ And then that’s kinda where that’s gone.”

Matt Reeves Detailed How The Gotham PD Spin-off Series

HBO Max’s Penguin series will follow the origin story of Gotham’s most feared mob boss, While Falcone controls drug trafficking in Gotham City, the Penguin has already climbed the criminal ladder to become the leading man’s right hand. if Falcone is the boss, the Penguin owns the nightclub The Iceberg Lounge, used for making deals between criminals, dirty cops, and even politicians.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman is now in theaters.

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