Gotham Knights series gets a pilot order at The CW

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A new DC-based series entitled Gotham Knights is moving to the pilot stage at The CW from the writers of Batwoman.

First rumored in Dec. 2021, the new series will hail from Batwoman writers James Stoteraux, Natalie Abrams, and Chad Fiveash. Despite a video game currently in development by the same name, it will apparently have no connection to this new series. It will also not be connected with Batwoman despite the writers moving over from that series.

Here is the logline for the upcoming TV project:

“In the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder, his rebellious adopted son forges an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. And as the city’s most wanted criminals, this renegade band of misfits must fight to clear their names. But in a Gotham with no Dark Knight to protect it, the city descends into the most dangerous it’s ever been. However, hope comes from the most unexpected of places as this team of mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors.”

What characters this will cover is unknown, and we’re thrown by “adopted son” line. We also notice it makes no mention of this character being a Robin, pushing us even further in the dark as to who this lead character may be.

Fiveash and Stoteraux are set to executive produce with Berlanti Productions’ Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden. Abrams will be a co-exec producer.

As with all pilots, this does not guarantee the project will move to series. If it does, it would be a possible pickup for the 2022/2023 TV season.