New TV Series Based On Commissioner Gordon’s Early Days In Gotham City Finds Its Way To Fox

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COMMISSIONER_GORDON_bat_signalWarner Brothers is really branching out their Television division! They currently have a hit on their hands in the form of Arrow, which is currently airing on the CW. They also are developing a TV show based on The Flash that will be a part of the Arrow universe. The Flash TV show will have a back door pilot that will air during the second season of Arrow.

Now Warner Brother TV is branching out from The CW and have landed a deal with Fox. But what could it be? What exactly is it that has WB and Fox getting into bed together? The long rumored Commissioner Gordon show! That’s right, the TV show will follow Detective, not Commissioner, James Gordon, however it will be during his early days in Gotham City. The show, which is tentatively titled Gotham, is being created by Mentalist creator Bruno Heller.

Most will probably be wondering whether or not Batman will be included in the series. The answer is a simple no, the series will follow Gordon before his roof top rendezvous with The Dark Knight. In the report though it does say that the series will deal with “villains that made Gotham famous,” so be on the look out for possible well known Batman rouges.

No casting was announced with the show or when we might be able to expect a pilot for it. The last time DC teamed up with Fox on a television show it was back in the 1960s for the now famous campy Batman TV show. While I doubt Gotham will have the same campy, light hearted feel, it will be interesting to see how the two studios coexist on this project. As always make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest.

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Source : Deadline