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Gotham Knights Officially Gets Pilot Order at The CW

Some time ago, we learned that The CW is working on a new DC series titled Gotham Knights that will center on a new set of heroes in Gotham City although it won't be a spin-off of Batwoman nor an adaptation of the upcoming video game of the same name that is set to be released this year. Now, it looks like the project is moving forward to the next phase.

According to Variety, Gotham Knights has landed a pilot order at The CW, meaning the project will be producing the pilot episode soon and the network will decide if they will give it a formal series order. The project will hail from Batwoman writers Natalie Abrams, James Stoteraux, and Chad Fiveash. They will also serve as executive producers alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, and Danny Cannon (who will direct the pilot).

The logline of the project is described as: "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 saviors known as the Gotham Knights."

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While the series won't be an adaptation of the upcoming video game, it is likely that it will be inspired by the monthly comic book series that ran from 2000 to 2006 which featured characters such as Alfred Pennyworth, Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and more. However, it seems that they are going to do their own take on the story and a new line-up of characters that is different from the comic series or video game. It's also not going to be part of the Arrowverse so it won't have any connection at all to Batwoman or the other DC shows on The CW.

The project receiving a pilot order is good news for them as it means that they are moving forward to the next phase where they have to produce a pilot episode and see if it is worthy enough of turning into a series. We should be hearing an announcement by May if the project will be given a series order by the network. It is also highly likely that we will hear more details about the characters and news about the casting very soon.

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There is no release date or window yet for Gotham Knights as it is still in the pilot stage.

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