Gotham Knights Is Getting A Live-Action TV Series

Gotham Knights Is Getting A Live-Action TV Series
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Joseph Kime


4th Feb 2022 11:18

The relationship between video games and Hollywood has been on the mend for some time now. The rebooted Tomb Raider and unexpected success of Detective Pikachu reassured us that though not entirely groundbreaking, video game movies didn't have to be incoherent visual noise that trips and falls into the box office.

Plus, new projects remain in the works, with Mortal Kombat 2 entering development and It Takes Two in talks to come to the cinema and TV. It's clear that Hollywood isn't done with video games, and we can't say we're complaining. Now, a game that hasn't even come out yet is looking to be represented on the small screen already.

What Is The Gotham Knights TV Series?

Gotham Knights Is Getting A Live-Action TV Series
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Even before we get the chance to meet them in-game, Gotham Knights is already set for a live-action TV series. The live-action show is based on the comic book series and coming from the writers of the Arrowverse Batwoman series, Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams.

The series isn't set to serve as a crossover into the Arrowverse, even though the character of Jason Todd, who's a big part of Gotham Knights' narrative, has already appeared in the universe's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. 

Not much is known about the project as of right now, other than the fact that the series is taking influence from the comic book's narrative, and is according to The Hollywood Reporter, "unrelated to an upcoming Warner Bros Games release". But, there are still things we can discern from this series' announcement.

What Is Gotham Knights About?

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The comic series and supposedly TV series follow Todd after his adoptive father Bruce Wayne (you might have heard of him. He's a pretty big deal) forms an alliance with the children of many Batman villains after they're accused of Wayne's murder. They become masked vigilantes in hopes of being the saviour that Gotham needs - but its connections to the game are still severed.

We could still see some narrative similarities, though. The show could yet introduce the Court of Owls, the mysterious cult that stands as the game's villains, but other connections remain to be seen. Either way, more Gotham Knights is a win in our book. Though there's no explicit connection to the Warner Bros game, the series could yet serve as a fun extension to the characters that fans could end up loving in the games. Frankly, as long as the show features the Owls, we'll be there on release day.


Joseph Kime
About the author
Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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