Gotham Knights Moving Forward To Join Three Remaining CW DC Shows

The Gotham Knights are officially coming to The CW as the network has ordered it to series for the 2022-2023 TV season. With pilot season underway, The CW is continuing its annual tradition of developing another DC TV property to add to their comic book slate. For the 2022-2023 TV season, The CW put Gotham Knights into development late last year by Batwoman writers and producers Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux, and Natalie Abrams. Despite their involvement with the cancelled DC TV drama, Gotham Knights is not a Batwoman spinoff, nor is it related to the upcoming video game of the same name.

This take on the Gotham Knights follows Bruce Wayne's adoptive son, who puts together a team of children of Batman's villains. After they all get framed for the Dark Knight's murder, these individuals will be forced to clear their own names while also becoming Gotham City's next generation of heroes. Fiveash, Stoteraux, and Abrams wrote and executive produced the Gotham Knights pilot, which was directed by Gotham and Pennyworth director Danny Cannon.

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After having just finished shooting the pilotGotham Knights' future has been decided. The CW (via TheWrap) has officially given the DC drama a series pick-up as it will join the already renewed DC TV shows The Flash season 9 and Superman & Lois season 3. Stargirl remains in limbo, as season 3 has yet to air, and a decision about season 4 likely won't come until at least halfway through the third season. Gotham Knights was one of three pilots that The CW had in development, as Walker: Independence and The Winchesters, both prequels to Walker and Supernatural, were officially given series orders.

While Gotham Knights may not have the same line-up of characters as the video game, The CW adaptation has put together a massive ensemble. The series will star Oscar Morgan as Turner Hayes, Navia Robinson as Carrie Kelley, Tyler DiChiara as Cullen Bow, Fallon Smythe as Harper Row, Olivia Rose Keegan as Duela, Misha Collins as Harvey Dent, Anna Lore as Stephanie Brown, and Rahart Adams as Brody. While the Dark Knight will be dead in this continuity, it seems like Batman, or at least Bruce, will be in the Gotham Knights pilot in some capacity, given that a cast trailer with "Bruce" on it was seen from the set.

Given the premise of Gotham Knights, it seems fair to state that the series will not be set on the same Earth as the other Arrowverse shows. However, it doesn't rule out crossovers, as the franchise has multiple plot devices that allow characters to travel from one universe to another. Gotham Knights getting picked up to series comes right after the cancellations of Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, and DC TV newcomer Naomi. With Gotham Knights officially a go, it will join the lightest DC TV season in The CW's history since the Arrowverse began in 2012.

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Source: TheWrap

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