Currently, the forthcoming video game “Gotham Knights is for headlines. But it is not alone with this title. Because there is also a series with the same premise, as has now been finally confirmed.
After US TV broadcaster The CW just finished three DC comic series at once with “Batwoman”, “Legends Of Tomorrow” and “Naomi”, it needs replenishment. And so it has now been confirmed that “Gotham Knights’ gets a full season of the series. Responsible for this are Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux, and Natalie Abrams, who also worked on “Batwoman”.
“Gotham Knights” takes place after (!) the death of Batman
“Gotham Knights“ has an unusual premise: The Dark Knight is dead! Batman was murdered. But who is behind it? Batman’s rebellious adopted son Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan) soon joins forces with the kids of his dad’s archenemies. Because someone wants to frame them for the murder of Batman, the teenagers must fight to clear their names and bring down those who are responsible.
Was Gotham already in the movie? The Batman“ an inhospitable place, the gloomy metropolis in “Gotham Knights“ still be dangerous. It is “the most dangerous Gotham ever”. After all, there is no longer a masked avenger who still ensures a bit of law and order. This task comes as the eponymous “Gotham Knights“, as Turner and his fellow campaigners will soon call themselves.
“Gotham Knights”: Series vs. Video Game
While the series is scheduled to premiere in the coming 2022 / 2023 season, which will begin in autumn, a “Gotham Knights’ video game is awaited with great anticipation. Although both projects have the comic template and thus the title in common, both also play after the death of Bruce Wayne aka Batman, and in a Gotham, where crime has once again reached a high, but otherwise has nothing to do with each other.
In the video game “Gotham KnightsAccording to the comic template, various protégés of the Dark Knight such as “Nightwing” Dick Grayson, “Batgirl” Barbara Gordon, “Robin” Tim Drake, and “Red Hood” Jason Todd come together to continue the work of their mentor. Colleague and Batman expert Dimitry Halley just wrote an article on our sister site GameStarwhat is currently the problem with the game and what those responsible have to improve before the release.
The fact that the new series will rely on completely different characters and thus detach itself from the comics to tell its own story certainly has something to do with the fact that Warner already has a series about characters like Dick Grayson and Jason Todd: “Titans” is about soon to be in its fourth season.