Joe Barton has quite an interesting catalog, having written works like Giri/Haji, a crime-drama about a detective looking for his missing brother, and The Ritual, an intense horror movie exploring guilt.
Variety has reported that Joe Barton will be the new showrunner for the upcoming Gotham PD series at HBO Max following Terence Winter’s departure in November. This show will exist as a spin-off within the same universe as Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson.
Barton will also serve as an executive producer on the Gotham-focused series
It’s a no-brainer why Barton was likely chosen to head up this spin-off series, already having experience writing crime and corruption in the underworld and police, but also adapting works like Adam Nevill’s The Ritual.