‘Gotham’: Batman’s city to get its own drama series on Fox

Sept. 25, 2013 | 2:09 p.m.
Gary Oldman plays Jim Gordon in "The Dark Knight." (Stephen Vaughan / Warner Bros.)

Gary Oldman plays Commissioner Gordon in “The Dark Knight.” (Stephen Vaughan / Warner Bros.)

Step aside, Batman. Commissioner James Gordon is getting his turn in the spotlight in a new drama series set in Batman’s hometown.

Fox has ordered a series — titled “Gotham” — based on the origins of Gotham P.D.’s Jim Gordon and the villains who made Batman’s hometown famous, the network confirmed Wednesday.

The one-hour drama, from Warner Bros. Television, will be led by writer and executive producer Bruno Heller, the creative mind behind “The Mentalist” and “Rome.”

Though it would appear that the events in the show take place before Batman’s introduction to Gotham, Fox has not confirmed whether the Dark Knight will be a part of the series.

Commissioner Gordon won’t be the first DC Comics character to get the small-screen treatment. The CW is developing a series based on the Flash, with “Glee” star Grant Gustin playing the speedy hero. The character will be introduced in “Arrow,” based on DC’s archery-adept Green Arrow. And the network is also mulling a Wonder Woman series titled “Amazon,” though that project has been repeatedly delayed.

The “Gotham” announcement comes on the heels of the premiere of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” — Joss Whedon’s series based on the Marvel espionage and law enforcement agency.

What do you think about “Gotham”? And who should play Jim Gordon in the series? Let us know in the comments.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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Comments


8 Responses to ‘Gotham’: Batman’s city to get its own drama series on Fox

  1. John W. says:

    I can only hope that this will be a lot better than the hugely disappointing S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere, a TV show that can only appeal to the hardest of hardcore super hero fans.

  2. amnesiasoup says:

    Charlie Day. I'd watch that.

  3. Anuj Pradhan says:

    Sam Rockwell.

  4. Kaz says:

    I don't understand why this is on FOX and not CW…? At least on CW, it could last more than a season.

  5. fafdsfaf says:

    Bryan Cranston. (not j/k)

  6. @taj_gunn says:

    I know USA might beat me up for this… Tim Dekay as Gordon (wince)

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