Batman remains arguably the most popular character at DC Comics, and he will continue to make his presence felt in multiple ways in the near future. Not only is he getting his own solo movie with 2022’s The Batman before coming with two different Batmen in The Flash, but WB Games Montreal also announced plans for a Gotham Knights video game as far back as DC FanDome 2020.
The Gotham Knights are about to jump into the spotlight, with the new game now coming as a continuation from the Arkham series of games. With the ability to play as various characters like Batgirl, Jason Todd, Robin, and Nightwing go against villains like the Court of Owls, the story adds a unique twist to the Caped Crusader's legacy.
With potential success in the gaming world, questions are being asked about whether something like Gotham Knights could be adapted into a TV show or movie format, particularly in a live-action setting. Well now, the answer to that question is here in a big way, specifically regarding the Gotham Knights franchise.
Gotham Knights Series Coming to Life
Variety revealed that Warner Bros. is developing a Gotham Knights TV series for production in the near future.
The project boasts Natalie Abrams, James Stoteraux, and Chad Fiveash as the writers with Abrams and Stoteraux also serving as executive producers. This duo also executive produced the Batwoman series on The CW, although the Gotham Knights show is reportedly separate from that universe.
Also on board are executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden of Berlanti Productions, who also produced the Arrowverse on The CW.
The release also gave a short synopsis for Gotham Knights, which will see Bruce Wayne's adopted son team up with children of Batman's enemies as they are framed for killing the Gotham hero:
"In the show, 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 known as the Gotham Knights."
Bruce Wayne's Legacy Continuing in Gotham Knights
After what could be an impressive run in the gaming community, it appears that Warner Bros. is confident in a story like this being told in an exciting way in a TV show format. While no cast or characters are confirmed for any kind of role in the series yet, just the fact that it's on the way should add a new dynamic to DC's upcoming round of episodic programming.
Considering this show is being developed by the team that brought the Arrowverse and Batwoman to life for the CW, there should be no questions regarding their expertise behind the subject matter. With Batwoman in particularly being a little bit darker of a series, that experience should lend well to telling a story like the one coming in Gotham Knights.
While the series is sure to take inspiration from its video game counterpart, details about the plot or heroes involved likely won't come for some time, especially since there's no release date set yet. Once those details come, fans will have a better sense of what to specifically expect from the story, although the Gotham Knights name alone brings a level of intrigue to what Warner Bros. is developing.