Continued from "The Batman", an upcoming superhero movie from Warner Bros.
Matt Reeves' takeover of Dark Knight won't arrive in theaters until 2021, but that doesn't stop HBO Max from committing to giving the film its own expanded universe.
On Friday, the streaming service owned by AT&T announced that it had given a serial commitment to a DC drama set in the Gotham City Police Department. Reeves, who helps film "The Batman," is working with Terence Winter ("Boardwalk Empire)," The Batman "producer Dylan Clark and Warner Bros. Television.
The show will investigate corruption in Gotham City, with the goal of Launching a New Batman Universe on Multiple Platforms It is unclear how much the TV series will draw from established comics such as "Batman: GCPD" or "Gotham Central", which focused on the detectives and officers of Gotham City during their run. [1
If Reeves & # 39; The Batman & # 39; is a hit office, the series can help HBO Max attract more subscribers to the service in the future and help inspire a host of other connected series or movies.
The strategy is similar to what Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe wants to achieve at Disney +. Disney is currently in production on a number of TV shows featuring characters from their feature films and new comic book entries. The goal is to expand the universe to these characters through longer storytelling and entice subscribers to sign up and stick to the Disney + streaming platform.
Disney + has seven TV series linked to the Marvel Cinematic Universe scheduled for arrival in the next few years – "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier", "WandaVision", "Loki", "Hawkeye" and She-Hulk series, Moon Knight and Miss Marvel.
As more players enter the streaming world, existing streamers will need to continue to innovate and launch projects that will lure consumers to their platforms. With so much competition in the field, streamers not only need to get the attention of consumers, but also have to justify the prices of their services.