Antonio Campos to Lead HBO Max’s ‘Arkham Asylum’ as Showrunner, Director

The Batman” meets “The Staircase,” thanks to the latest HBO Max series centered on Arkham Asylum.“The Staircase” helmer Antonio Campos is set to direct the upcoming spinoff show of Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” about Gotham City mental institute Arkham Asylum.

Campos will also serve as showrunner and executive producer.

Variety reported the news.

IndieWire has reached out to representatives at HBO Max for comment.In addition to directing, show-running, and executive-producing HBO Max’s “The Staircase” with Maggie Cohn, Campos previously directed films including “The Devil All the Time” for Netflix, plus indies “Simon Killer” and “Christine.” He also helmed episodes of “The Sinner.”Campos is the third writer brought onto the DC project, originally given a series order in July 2020.

The Arkham Asylum series was initially imagined as “Gotham City P.D.” with Terence Winter as showrunner.

He left in November 2020 over creative differences, with Joe Barton stepping in to fill his shoes.

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