Gotham Knights Series In The Works At The CW

Batman's adopted son is on the run.


The CW is still looking for more DC stories to mine. The latest is a series called Gotham Knights, helmed by three Batwoman writers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Batwoman writers Natalie Abrams, Chad Fiveash, and James Stoteraux are developing Gotham Knights. The network's synopsis for the show gives us a hint of what's to come:

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.

According to THR, this show is neither a Batwoman spinoff nor is it related to the Gotham Knights game currently in the works at Warner Bros. Games, which also is set in a post-Batman Gotham City and follows a team lead by one of Batman's adopted sons.

Details beyond the logline above are still under wraps. For example, Batman has a whole baseball team's worth of adopted sons, including Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake, as well as one biological son, Damien Wayne. The logline specifically says this is an adopted son. However, DC has shown reticence in the past to give their heroes two different live-action faces, and all three of those characters appear in HBO Max's ongoing Titans series, for which Season 4 is on the way. That may be changing--think of the two Bruces and two Barry Allens in the upcoming Flash film--but the possibility that that the show will focus on an original character shouldn't be discounted.

Which villains' children will join Batman Jr. is also unknown. The outline also has some similarities to Marvel's Runaways, which followed a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are supervillains and set out to right their parents' wrongs while on the run.

All three writers have multiple DC and CW credits. All three have worked on Batwoman. Abrams also worked on Supergirl, while Fiveash and Stoteraux also worked on Fox's Gotham and Syfy's Krypton.

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