Well DC had some big news last night to try and take some of the attention away from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D premiere- and that news is that Gotham will be getting a full series to air on the FOX network.
The series is set to focus on a young James Gordon and the villains that have made Gotham famous. This is huge news (and may solve this rumour) as this will officially be DC’s second live action television series- along with Arrow. However DC could potentially have a third arriving soon with Flash set to debut in Arrow series2, and if rumours are true get his own series from there.
The series is set to be written by Bruno Heller, who’s previous work includes ‘Rome’ and ‘The Mentalist’ and will launch during the 2014-2015 television season. The only real confirmed information, except for the title, is that the series will be set prior to Gordon meeting Batman and the Caped Crusader will not be appearing in the series at all.
Let speculation begin on how this could tie-in into the other DC television programmes, but i would think with them being on different networks and set in different times (Gotham will be earlier than Arrow) I’m fairly certainly this will be a stand alone series. But that makes me no less excited by the news.
- Gordon-Focused “Gotham” Series Headed to Fox (comicbookresources.com)
- Fox Picks Up ‘Gotham’ TV Series Focused on Commissioner Gordon (screenrant.com)
- Batman Prequel TV Series “Gotham” Coming to Fox (goodkindofgeek.com)