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Matt Reeves Reveals The Batman GCPD Spinoff Series Is On Hold

The Batman director has confirmed that the planned spinoff series focusing on the Gotham City PD has been put on hold.

Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, via IndieWire, Reeves confirmed that the series has been indefinitely shelved.

It was set to be called Gotham City P.D.

Gotham City PD series was set to be a prequel to The Batman

Read more: The Batman Spinoff Series To Take Place In Arkham Asylum

The series would have served as a prequel to the events of The Batman.

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Speaking on what the series would entail, Reeves said:

The series was going to be kind of like ‘Prince of the City,’ where it was going to be year one because the movie is year two, and I wanted it to be the first appearance. But it wasn’t going to be a Batman story. It was going about this corrupt cop, and it was going to be about how the worst gang in Gotham were the G.C.P.D. And [Bruce] would have touched paths with Gordon.

Instead of the Gotham PD series, a spin off series focusing on Arkham Asylum will be prioritized instead.

Speaking on the series, Reeves said:

We’ve actually now [moved] more into the realm of exactly what would happen in the world of Arkham as it relates coming off of our movie and some of the characters and their origins…almost leaning into the idea of, it’s like a horror movie or a haunted house that is Arkham.

Matt Reeves Reveals The Batman GCPD Spinoff Series Is On Hold

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As interesting as the Gotham PD series sounds, I’m glad they’re prioritizing the Arkham series.

This means that we should see more of Barry Keoghan’s take on The Joker, who made a cameo appearance at the end of the film

What do you make of this news?

Which spin off series would you prefer to see?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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