‘Boardwalk Empire’ Creator Terence Winter Exits ‘The Batman’ Spinoff at HBO Max

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Writer and producer Terence Winter, best known for his role as executive producer of Boardwalk Empire, has left his role as showrunner and writer of the The Batman spinoff that filmmaker Matt Reeves is working on for HBO Max.

Sources, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the story, say the reason appears to be "creative differences." A search reportedly is underway for Winter's replacement.

The as-yet untitled drama is believed to expand upon the upcoming movie's plot involving a corrupt Gotham City Police Department. Robert Pattinson stars in the new film.

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Reeves had said in a July WarnerMedia press release about the spinoff that having Winter “writing so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream.”

Also known for his work on the Sopranos, Winter has received 14 Emmy nominations, taking home four trophies.