A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne, that is…
TV Show Auditions is reporting Friday that pre-teen Bruce is among the roles currently being cast as series regulars on Fox’s upcoming Batman ‘prequel’ TV series Gotham.
The show has already received a straight-to-series commitment with The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller serving as executive producer, head writer, and showrunner.
As previously announced Gotham will explore “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous.”
According to Deadline at the time of the series announcement, 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. However, TV Show Auditions reports the series will center on “Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne," putting the show firmly in the formative years of Bruce Wayne’s youth and the Batman mythos.
"Set in the early days of James Gordon's police tenure, when he meets a boy named Bruce Wayne..." the casting call description on the series reportedly reads.
If accurate, it would almost certainly follow Alfred would be among the regular cast members as well.
Shooting on the pilot will reportedly begin in March. No roles have been cast as of Friday, TV Show Auditions reports.