Matt Reeves went further into detail regarding his HBO Max series connected to The Batman movie, which he’s executive producing with Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter.
The series would be an examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, and is a prequel to his Batman Year Two movie, with the show set in Batman Year One when a “masked vigilante…starts to unsettle the city.”
The series will zero in on the city’s corruption that “goes back many years,” said Reeves and is told from the POV of a crooked cop.
“The idea is we go back to Year One. Year One is the beginning, it’s the first appearance of this masked vigilante that unsettles the city.”
The series is meant to dive deeper into the corrupt police department. “You start to see the story through the point of view of these corrupt cops and one in particular. The story is actually a battle for his soul. He’s a cop over generations and the history of corruption in Gotham is enormous and goes back many years.”
“The story is actually a battle for his soul,” Reeves explained.
This is the first first project for Reeves under his recently announced overall deal with the Warner Bros Television Group.