Antonio Campos is the (bat)man for the job…
The 50-year-old Spanish filmmaker will serve as the showrunner-executive producer of HBO Max’s The Batman prequel series.
Initially, the series, executive produced by The Batman director Matt Reeves, was to center on the inner workings of the Gotham Police Department. Barton exited when the focus shifted to the Arkham Asylum storyline.
Terence Winter was initially involved in the first The Batman series, when it was initially announced in July 2020 with a series commitment. Then came Giri/Haji creator Joe Barton, who replaced Winter.
Campos will now run the series with a new direction.
The Batman series comes from Reeves’ 6th & Idaho in association with Warner Bros. Television. Reeves, Barton and The Batman producer Dylan Clark are executive producers, alongside 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski and Adam Kassan. 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn is a co-executive producer. It is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.
Campos most recently created, wrote, executive produced and directed HBO Max’s true-crime series The Staircase. He also directed several episodes and executive produced The Sinner, and served as director on The Punisher.