The upcoming CW series Gotham Knights will have a similar premise to the video game of the same name currently in development at WB Games Montréal—but is the TV show based on the game? Both properties will feature a Gotham City without Batman, though his protégés will nevertheless defend Gotham from its notorious criminal element. Despite sharing a name and a nearly identical premise, the two are ultimately separate properties.
The Gotham Knights video game, which is set to release in the fall of 2022, will star an ensemble cast of Batman’s former sidekicks: Dick Grayson’s Nightwing, Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, Tim Drake’s Robin, and Jason Todd as the Red Hood. With Batman and Commissioner Gordon dead, Gotham is seeing a significant rise in crime, necessitating the four heroes to continue their mentors’ mission. The key differences between the Gotham Knights TV show and the video game are the ensemble casts and slight differences between their respective premises.