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CW’s ‘Gotham Knights’ trailer might be worst thing I’ve ever seen

Which, for The CW, means it’s god-awful.

words by: Alee Kwong
Jun 28, 2022

It seems nearly impossible to make solid live-action DC content these days. The DCEU has its fair share of troubles and the CW can’t catch a break. Last year, the Gotham Knights video game trailer was released. It looked promising. The story, based off the comic book series, revolves around Batman’s death and the Bat Family’s duty to restore justice in Gotham City in his footsteps.


While they are fighting crime in the city, they investigate Batman’s mysterious death and come into contact with the Court of Owls, an age-old secret society that predates the city of Gotham itself, and their group of assassins known as Talons.


The CW series takes a few story notes from the action role-playing video game, but (as the network always manages to do) they muck it up somehow. Feel free to watch both of the trailers and compare the two. If I had to watch the Gotham Knights television series trailer and suffer through it, then so do you.




The new television series will still follow the mysterious death of Bruce Wayne/Batman, but instead of following the Bat Family template from the video game, it looks like we are getting a ragtag team, consisting of an unknown adopted Wayne child and the children of Gotham’s most notorious villains. In the trailer, the kids of Batman’s foes are blamed for his death, and I guess what brings this unlikely team together is suspicion and blame being pointed at all of them.


As for the unknown adopted Wayne child, his name is is Turner Hayes, and he is a completely new character that has been created for this series. Compared to the Bat Family, this new character looks embarrassingly boring with his Richie Rich vibes. Apart from this new character, we hear some familiar names pop up in the trailer — Navia Robinson (a Robin introduced by Frank Miller in the ’80s), Duela Dent (daughter of the Joker and Harley Quinn), Stephanie Brown (AKA Spoiler), Harper Row, Cullen Row, and Harvey Dent.


If you are an avid Bat Family fan, it’s safe to say that you should go into this series with zero expectations to avoid any disappointment.


Gotham Knights will premiere on The CW on December 1, 2022.


For some actually good Batman content you can binge, here’s some noteworthy watches on HBO Max.


Photo via The CW