BATMAN 'Prequel' TV Series GOTHAM Coming to Fox

Commissioner Gordon
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Just moments after the newest, biggest network TV drama based on a comic book aired its premiere episode, news came down of the next major network TV drama based on a comic book.

This time it’s Gotham, which Fox has landed in a deal with Warner Bros. TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, reports Deadline.

Receiving a series commitment, the show will reportedly explore “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous.”

“In Gotham, Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series,” reports the Hollywood trade.

Gordon was of course most recently played on screen by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, which also followed Gordon up the ranks from a police offer to the eventual police commissioner.

Warner Bros. had been exploring a Gotham City-set show for more than a year added Deadline. It will join Arrow and a potential Flash series (both on the CW) as network dramas based on DC Comics properties.

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