Gotham Knights is getting a TV series from The CW and will centre around Bruce Wayne’s adopted son in the wake of the billionaire’s murder. However, this series is not related to the upcoming game of the same name from Warner Bros. Montreal. Instead, it will forge its own story set within the Batman universe.
The Gotham Knights series will be helmed by three Batwoman writers, Natalie Abrams, Chad Fiveash, and James Stoteraux. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will not be a Batwoman spin-off nor is it related to the Gotham Knights video game. Judging by the synopsis provided for the series, it looks like it will go in its own direction and doesn’t seem to mention the Court of Owls at all like the game is adapting.
The synopsis for CW’s Gotham Knights series reads:
“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.”
As for the “adopted son” mentioned, Batman has historically adopted many sons which include Dick Grayson, Tim Drake and Jason Todd. He also has a biological son in Damien Wayne. All of these characters have donned the mantle of Robin at some point before some grew into their own unique identities such as Nightwing and Red Hood.
Given that the current DC television universe (and by extension, the movie universe) is prone to several crossovers and multiverse shenanigans, it’s all a bit of a mess right now trying to predict how the Gotham Knights series might tie into any of their other properties. We’ll just have to wait and see if it all makes sense.
On the gaming side, Gotham Knights is set to release in 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. As mentioned, the game and CW series are not related to one another.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter