HBO Max’s upcoming spinoff of Matt Reeves’ The Batman has lost its showrunner, Terence Winter (Wolf of Wall Street, The Sopranos) according to Cinema Blend. After alleged reports that Reeves and Winter were disagreeing with the direction of the series, Reeves will continue with his direction of the upcoming Batman Universe.
Originally set to take place in a Reeve’s upcoming Batman Universe, the upcoming spinoff series will follow the perspective of a common cop in Gotham City. The show is set to take place during the “Year One” phase of Batman’s career, a year before The Batman takes place. While the series will focus on Gotham City Police Department and their reactions to a rising vigilante in their city, it is currently unknown how much emphasis the spinoff series will place on the Year One Batman comics. Winter would have been bringing years of helpful experience to this series.
The show currently does not have a release date, it is uncertain how much of an impact Winter’s departure will have on the series’ production. With Winter also developing the upcoming Dial M For Murder, Winter will maintain a busy schedule after the departure from the HBO Max series.
However, HBO Max is certainly not waiting around. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Twitter, HBO is already searching for Winter’s replacement.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 18, 2020
While there is still limited information about the series and its production process, the upcoming HBO Max series will still feature the direction of Reeves and producer Dylan Clark behind the wheel of the DC comic spinoff program.