See The New DC Heroes Team In The First Look At Gotham Knights
Gotham Knights, set in a world where Batman has been murdered, follows his adopted son and a group of villainous offspring as they set out to solve the mystery.
While the Arrowverse may have been ended at the CW, the DC superhero shows are still going strong. Superman & Lois is starting its third season, but all eyes are on the show bringing viewers into Gotham after Batman. Gotham Knights asks the question, with no more Batman, who will wear the cowl?
Gotham Knights stars a new superhero team, featuring Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan), the adopted son of Bruce Wayne, Carrie Kelley (Navia Robinson), the latest Robin, Harper Row (Fallon Smythe) and Cullen Row (Tyler DiChara), Duela (Olivia Rose Keegan), the Joker’s Daughter, and Stephanie Brown (Anna Lore) as Spoiler, the daughter of the Cluemaster. Brody March (Rahart Adams) and Harvey Dent/Two-Face (Misha Collins) round out the regular cast.
After the murder of Bruce Wayne, Turner Hayes allies with the children of Batman’s enemies to clear his name and find out who really murdered the Bat. Harvey Dent is, at the start, pursuing the teens under the guise of justice, though Misha Collins has already showed his Two-Face makeup, revealing that at some point during the first season a fateful accident will take place and create the infamous villain. Outside of the law, cut off from the Wayne fortune, Hayes and his friends will have to become vigilantes to solve the mystery.
Towards the end of the trailer, the team can be seen going up against masked assassins, with no superhero outfits in sight. Gotham Knights gives no hints as to the identity of the assassins, but in an interrogation scene, it’s revealed The Joker was active in this universe. Harvey Dent asks Duela if she really is the Joker’s daughter, setting up a possibility for the future involvement of the Clown Prince of Crime.
Most of the characters are from the comics, including Duela, the Joker’s Daughter, a character that has been around for decades and at one time a member of the Suicide Squad. Harper Row adopts the moniker Bluebird and works closely with the third Robin, Tim Drake, while Stephanie Brown is a former Robin, now one of the new Batgirls. Gotham Knights will change these characters for the show, but it is always fun to see underrated characters making the jump from comics to the screen.
Anyone interested in seeing most of the involved characters can check out the series Batman Eternal, a 52 issue limited series that ran for a full calendar year from April 2014 through April 2015. Of course, no matter how well the characters make the transfer to a different medium, or how good their storylines have been, Gotham Knights is still a CW superhero show about teenagers. The one things viewers can count on is a lot of angst, hook-ups, and love triangles in between jumping muggers and uncovering conspiracies that stretch back generations.
Gotham Knights, which did not make a great impression with comic fans when first revealed last year, will have to a lot of work to exceed the success of Gotham, a show that was about the infamous city before the rise of Batman. Gotham Knights premieres on The CW Tuesday, March 14th. In the meantime, if fans want to see a Gotham with Batman in his prime, that will be coming eventually with Matt Reeves follow-up to The Batman.