Terence Winter Departs ‘The Batman’ Spinoff Show

Gotham Central

Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter has exited the TV spinoff show of Matt Reeves’ The Batman due to creative differences.


THR is reporting that Winter was at creative odds with Reeves and the rest of the producers, which led to him departing the project. The show was picked up for straight to series back in July.


This is the first project under the deal Warner Bros. Television Group signed with Matt Reeves’ production company over the summer. No official name has been given to the show, although it is being referred to as Gotham Central, a reference to a comic run of the 2000s created by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka. It is currently unknown who will take over as executive producer.


The news came a day after it was reported that Terence Winter had joined a new iteration of Dial M for Murder, starring Alicia Vikander. Meanwhile, The Batman is shooting over at the U.K. and aiming for a release on March 4, 2022.


No release date or any kind of timeframe was given to the development of the spinoff show, so it is unclear how much this will disrupt things for HBO Max, but it will be interesting to see who they pick next to oversee it. Could it even be Matt Reeves himself? In any case, it is never good news when a project like this starts off on the wrong foot, and over at DC they know a bit about projects who never got off the ground because of creative differences with the guy they picked to run things.


I personally can’t believe that, after months of developing the show, and after having picked Winter because of his vision, they have just realized they don’t like what he brought to the table. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this one evolves.