Gotham Knights Set Photos Tease the CW Batman Spin-off's Police Plot

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Gotham Knights Police

The CW is expanding its DC TV show lineup by adding Gotham Knights into the mix. The upcoming series is not connected to the Arrowverse, despite the involvement of the crew behind Batwoman. In addition, it is also not tied to the upcoming video game of the same name. Still, the anticipation surrounding the show is high, considering that it will be set in the city where Batman resides. 

The plot details of Gotham Knights are still shrouded in secrecy, but it is expected to revolve around Bruce Wayne's adoptive son who forms a team that is composed of children of Batman's enemies. The CW series boasts a stacked cast that includes the likes of Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Oliva Rose Keegan, Navia Robinson, and Oscar Morgan

Production is currently underway for the series, with set videos already spreading online that could potentially tease the inclusion of a major DC character. Now, Gotham Knights' director has revealed more photos from the set. 

Gotham's Police Department is Back

Gotham Knights director Danny Cannon shared new photos from the set of The CW series. 

A fresh look at the logo of the Gotham City Police Department is showcased by Cannon on his Instagram post:

Gotham City Police Department

A closer look at the GCPD seal shows an updated design for the city's PD logo:

Gotham City Police Department, Gotham Knights

The DC director also unveiled new GCPD police cars for the show: 

GCPD cars, Gotham Knights

Another look at the GCPD seal is also unveiled: 

GCPD seal


How The GCPD Fits in Gotham Knights 

The latest design of the Gotham City Police Department's seal is unique from its predecessor. In the recently-canceled Batwoman, the words in the logo say "City of Gotham" instead of "Gotham City." In The Batman, the seal is shaped like a shield instead of a circle, with the words "City of Gotham Police Department" presented in one go. 

It is unknown how the Gotham City Police Department will fit in the plot of Gotham Knights. However, based on previous stories, it's safe to assume that they will be there to chase down the protagonists' villains or they could be investigating the emergence of these new heroes in the city. 

It remains to be seen if Jim Gordon, one of Batman's closest allies, will appear in the series. However, the fact that the GCPD is involved could offer a hint that Gotham's notable police commissioner will make his presence felt, considering that Bruce Wayne has been murdered in this timeline. 

The GCPD is not usually a fan of vigilantes protecting the city, meaning that they will likely go up against the Gotham Knights during the early parts of the show. Still, it's possible that several GCPD officers will understand the true purpose of this newly-formed team. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.