When word of Gotham, a new DC Comics TV show that Fox bought straight-to-series without even seeing a pilot, first hit, it was reportedly being developed around a younger James Gordon, coming up in the ranks of the Gotham City Police Department. Now, at the TCA media event as reported by Deadline, Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly is describing the series as more Bruce Wayne-centric than first believed.
"The show will track Bruce from a child (around 12 years old) until he puts on a cape (in the finale)," Reilly said. He calls the show an "operatic soap," and his descriptions fall more in line with a previous DC Comics TV show named after one of their fictional cities: Smallville.
Alongside the Bruce Wayne highlight, Reilly name-dropped Catwoman, The Riddler, and The Penguin as all planning to appear on the show, but in young forms as we "see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge."
Elsewhere in DC Comics Television news, Constantine has receieved an official pilot order at NBC. The series was originally only committed to a script, but will now see at least one episode produced. David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone are co-writing the pilot. Cerone is a veteran of The Mentalist - that show's creator Bruno Heller is signed on to showrun Gotham, bringing this story full circle.