The upcoming Gotham PD series at HBO Max has found its new showrunner in Joe Barton, Variety reports.
Barton takes over as executive producer and showrunner on the untitled series from Terrence Winter, whose exit was reported in November.
Barton previously created and wrote the BBC Two/Netflix drama series Giri/Haji. He also previously wrote the feature film The Ritual. Most recently he co-wrote the upcoming feature film Invasion starring Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer, which will be distributed by Amazon Studios. He is also set to write and executive produce the Netflix drama series Half Bad, based on the books by Sally Green.
The Gotham PD show will exist in the same world as the upcoming film The Batman from Matt Reeves. It is said to build on the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City. It is part of WarnerMedia’s efforts to launch a new Batman universe across multiple platforms.