The CW is will be adding to its roster of shows inspired by DC comics with Gotham Knights, a drama in the works from a trio of Batwoman writers.
Written by Batwoman executive producers Natalie Abrams, Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux, Gotham Knights is based on Gotham Knights characters from the DC comics created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.
The project comes from Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions, which is behind the CW’s Arrowverse. Gotham Knights is not a spinoff of Batwoman and will be focused on Bruce Wayne’s son as he teams up with the children of various Batman villains following Batman’s murder.
The logline from The CW 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 saviours known as the Gotham Knights.
Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux will write and executive produce with Natalie Abrams as a writer and co-executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden will executive produce for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The CW already has an impressive list of DC series. In addition to Batwoman, the network currently has The Flash, which is in its eighth season, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in its seventh season, DC’s Stargirl and Superman & Lois, both of which will return in 2022.