EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: EP Natalie Abrams On Bringing The CW’s Gotham Knights To Life
A new DC TV show for The CW arrives tonight as we are returning to Gotham City, but a very different version this time around. Tonight, Gotham Knights finally premiere on The CW, which follows the story of Bruce Wayne’s adoptive Turner Hayes and a group of troubled teenagers who get framed for Batman’s murder. As they have to clear their name, these individuals will also, along the way, become known as the Gotham Knights, the city’s next generation of heroes.
The Flash Podcast and Multiverse of Color’s Andy Behbakht recently had the honor of chatting with co-executive producer and creator Natalie Abrams, a former entertainment journalist who is no stranger to the world of DC TV. After having worked on Batwoman, Abrams is now bringing the Gotham Knights to life on The CW this season. Throughout the interview, Abrams tells the origin story of how the show came to be, how Gotham Knights stand out from other DC TV shows, and the experience of getting to create a whole new Gotham City.
SERIES PREMIERE — Batman is dead, and a powder keg has ignited Gotham City without the Dark Knight to protect it. In the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder, his adopted son Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan) is framed for killing the Caped Crusader, along with the children of some of Batman’s enemies: Duela Doe (Olivia Rose Keegan), aka The Joker’s Daughter, an unpredictable fighter and skilled thief who was born in Arkham Asylum and abandoned by her father, Harper Row (Fallon Smythe), a streetwise and acerbic engineer who can fix anything, and her brother Cullen Row (Tyler DiChiara), a clever transgender teen who is tired of being polite and agreeable. With the charismatic and hard-charging District Attorney Harvey Dent (Misha Collins) and the GCPD hot on their trail, Turner will rely on allies including his best friend and formidable coder Stephanie Brown (Anna Lore), and unlikely Batman sidekick Carrie Kelley (Navia Robinson). But our Knights will soon learn there is a larger, more nefarious force at work within Gotham City. This team of mismatched fugitives must band together to become its next generation of saviors known as the “Gotham Knights.” Also starring Rahart Adams as Brody March. Danny Cannon directed the episode written by Natalie Abrams, Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux (#101). Original airdate 3/14/2023. Every episode of GOTHAM KNIGHTS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.”
Gotham Knights premiere TONIGHT at 9/8c on The CW!