Developed as a prequel and a companion series to Matt Reeves’ The Batman feature film, Winter was on board as writer, executive producer, and showrunner since July to build and explore the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.
Winter’s exit comes after citing incongruent visions between him, Reeves and producer Dylan Clark on the direction of the drama. The streamer is now currently searching for Winter’s replacement.
Back in July, HBO Max gave a straight to series order for the spinoff with a concept that would reference Batman: Year One comics by Frank Miller and new characters that were not featured in the comics.
Reeves further discussed the idea behind the upcoming drama at DC FanDome held in August. The filmmaker detailed that drama sees the first appearance of the “masked vigilante that starts to unsettle the city.” Revolving around the point of view of the corrupted cops, he adds “the story is actually a battle for his soul.”
Warner Bros. Television will produce the series alongside Reeves’ 6th & Idaho production company based on the characters by Bob Kane and Bill Finger for DC. Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan of 6th & Idaho will executive produce with Rafi Crohn serving as co-executive producer.
Matt Reeves The Batman starring Robert Pattinson is set to premiere in theaters March 4, 2022.
Winter’s exit was first reported by THR.