One day after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. made its highly anticipated TV debut, comic book fans everywhere are learning that a new fan favorite will soon be hitting the small screen.
According to Deadline, Gotham has officially landed with Fox and will be pushed forward by The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller. Although there isn’t much information available on the series yet, Variety is reporting that it will explore the story of Commissioner James Gordon during his years as a detective. The entire show will obviously take place prior to Gordon’s meetings with Batman.
Although everything in Hollywood is subject to change depending on ratings and what the public wants, as of now, there are no plans for Batman to ever make any sort of appearances.
This is currently being envisioned as a Smallville-type production, just with a fan favorite supporting character.
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Deadline notes that this is a huge win for Fox, who had to go through a pretty brutal bidding war in order to land the first Batman-related TV show to come along in a very long time. It goes without saying that, even with the few details currently available about the project, it has already become one of the most buzzed about productions in the business.