HBO Max Gotham City Police series loses showrunner

According to a new report, Terence Winter has departed the upcoming Gotham City police series on HBO Max over ‘creative differences.’

The Hollywood Reporter has said that Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire) has left the upcoming Gotham City police series over creative differences with Matt Reeves and other producers.

The new companion series – which was given a straight-to-series order at HBO Max – will serve as a supplement to Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. The original pitch calls for the series to take a deeper dive into the corruption int he GCPD that will be introduced in the film.

The series is currently without an official title, but has been operating under the name of Gotham Central, a nod to Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka’s comic series.

While The Batman will be set during the second year of the Caped Crusader’s career, the series will be set during the previous year and will feature Batman as more of a presence in the city that no one quite understands yet.

A new showrunner will be hired, but there are no indications of who it may be as of yet. The release date has also not been shared, but with the film having been pushed back to early 2022, the series will more than likely deubt some time in that time frame.

The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter