Fox’s GOTHAM Series Is Essentially A Giant BATMAN Prequel

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COMMISSIONER_GORDON_bat_signalSome new details about Fox‘s Gotham series have been revealed today. Fox chairman Kevin Reilly was on hand as the network rolled out some of their plans for new shows and teased what’s coming up this spring. While Gotham won’t be airing this spring, the network’s top man did let loose a few juicy details about the series.It sounds like the show will serve as a gigantic prequel to the Batman world. Well, even more than we originally thought.

Reilly started things off by announcing that the series will be start staffing in mid-February so production can get underway past the pilot which has already been picked up. Bruce Wayne will indeed be a big part of the show, with the chairman saying “We will arc young Bruce Wayne from a child to the final episode of the series when he puts on a cape.” The Bruce we see early in the series when his parents are murdered will “probably” be around 12 years old. The young Mr. Wayne and slighly younger Jim Gordon aren’t the only big names making an appearance on the series either. It was also revealed that Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman, and the Joker will be involved in some form or capacity. The infamous rogues will be introduced and “we will see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge. It is an operatic soap with a larger than life quality.

This definitely changes what we thought we knew about the show. It was originally described as focusing on a younger Jim Gordon before he became Commissioner Gordon and wouldn’t feature Bruce Wayne or Batman at all. Now it sounds like we’ll see the weird and crazy world of Gotham through the eyes of a cop named Gordon. DC has had a lot of success in the live-action TV department, and they have a lot of other series lined up, but Gotham is the only one that has been officially picked up. It will be interesting to see how this one unfolds. What do you think about the new Gotham tidbits?

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