It looks like the exploits of Gotham City are coming to the small screen! Deadline is reporting that Fox has entered into an agreement with Warner Bros. Television to start work on a new series entitled Gotham.
Bruno Heller, who is responsible for such shows as The Mentalist and Rome is being brought in to helm the project.
This will be somewhat of an origin story for Gordon. The series is going to surround the adventures of a young James Gordon. In Gotham, Gordon is not yet the Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department; he is still a young detective.
Don’t get your hopes up about seeing the Caped Crusader, though. While they will be using a good number of the villains that Batman has faced off with over the years, he is not expected to play a role in the series. Gotham will take place in the time before Detective Gordon met Batman.
Gordon made his first appearance in “Detective Comics” #27. The 1939 comic also served as the introduction for the Dark Knight himself. The Commissioner Gordon character was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.
Many people have played the role of the Gotham Police Commissioner over the years. In the original Batman movie in 1966, the role was played by Neil Hamilton. In the Batman franchise that started in 1989, the role was played by Pat Hingle. Most recently, the role of Commissioner Gordon went to Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.
There is currently no word on casting of the television series; however, one thing is for sure. Whoever ultimately takes the role of the busy Gotham Detective will certainly have big shoes to fill.
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