A new live-action Batman TV series is going straight to series at Fox.
Although Gotham will take place in the Caped Crusader’s stomping grounds, the show won’t focus on the nocturnal adventures of Bruce Wayne. Instead, the series will tell the story of Commissioner James Gordon. However, it’s doubtful Gary Oldman will reprise his role.
According to Screen Crush, the Batman TV series won’t need a pilot to prove its worth to 20th Century Fox. Warner Bros. recently announced that the network has already ordered a handful of episodes.
Gotham might take place in Bruce Wayne’s backyard, Deadline is reporting that Batman won’t make an appearance in the upcoming TV series. The website claims the drama will tell “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.”
The Mentalist showrunner Bruno Heller was recently tasked with bringing the Batman TV series to life. Not only will Heller serve as executive producer on the show, he will also pen the script. It’s unclear when Warner Bros. Television and Fox plan to have the series ready to roll.
Gotham isn’t the only comic book-related show presently headed to television. The Inquisitr previously reported that the CW is cooking up another small-screen version of The Flash. Before the character gets his own show, he will make a few guest appearances on the hit series Arrow.
Glee alum Grant Gustin was recently cast as the DC Comics character. The Arrow episodes featuring The Flash are expected to air at some point next year.
Superheroes are having a great year on TV. Marvel debuted Joss Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last night (September 24). The series follows the adventures of a secret government organization that protects the nation from all sorts of dastardly villains.
Are you looking forward to the Batman TV series Gotham? What do you think about The Mentalist showrunner Bruno Heller writing and producing the drama?
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