Joe Barton has joined the production of HBO Max’s Gotham P.D. as the showrunner.
Back in July of 2020, HBO Max announced that it had given a series commitment to an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves, Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, The Batman producer Dylan Clark, and Warner Bros. Television. The spin-off was set to be written by Winter, with it taking place in the world Reeves is creating for his The Batman feature film. The series is set to build upon The Batman’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. It was announced earlier this year in November that showrunner Terence Winter had exited the project.
We now finally know who his replacement will be. Writer Joe Barton will be taking over the position as showrunner from Winter. Barton is known for his work on Netflix’s iBoy and the Ritual, with upcoming projects including Amazon’s Invasion and Half Bad at Netflix. You can view Barton’s reaction to the announcement below:
So yes obviously this is very exciting for me. https://t.co/EL4Stwphta
— Joe Barton (@JoeBarton_) January 11, 2021
The Gotham P.D. series is one of a number of DC projects currently in development at HBO Max. Other DC projects at HBO Max include James Gunn’s Peacemaker, J.J. Abrams’ Justice League Dark, Catwoman, Constantine, and more. DC Universe’s Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, and Young Justice have also moved to HBO Max, following the announcement of the DC Universe Infinite relaunch. It was announced in October of 2019 that HBO Max is working on Green Lantern and Strange Adventures series. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is set to be released in March of 2021.