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 Gotham Knights is getting a full season of series. Responsible for this are Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams, who also worked on “Batwoman”.
“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 really responsible.
If Gotham was already an inhospitable place in the movie “The Batman”, the gloomy metropolis is supposed to be dangerous in “Gotham Knights”. 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 falls to the eponymous Gotham Knights, as Turner and his comrades-in-arms will soon call themselves.
While the series is slated to premiere in the upcoming 2022/2023 season, which begins in the fall, a Gotham Knights video game will also be released in the fall, which 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 have nothing to do with each other.
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In the video game “Gotham Knights” – according 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 create the 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 in order 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.
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