By: Adam Basciano
Some of my favourite aspects of Batman comic books in addition to Batman himself are James Gordon, the fact that Gotham City is as much a character as the citizens who live there, and of course the villains. Turns out all these aspects will be the basis of a live action television series. “In one of the biggest drama deals this season, after a bidding war, Fox has landed Gotham, from Warner Bros. TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, with a series commitment. For Gotham, Warner Bros TV is mining one of DC Comics‘ most popular character universes, Batman. It explores 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.”
Before all the Marvel Zombies get their panties in a bunch saying DC is being reactionary to Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, relax and stay in your basements. Writer Ed Brubaker, of the popular comic book series “Gotham Central” says Warner Brothers has been thinking about this for a while, but Christopher Nolan held it back. ” There’s been talk of Gotham Central on TV since when we were doing the comic even (in the mid-2000s). Everyone at Warner Bros. really loved it. Chris Nolan asked them to just please not do any Batman-related stuff until he was done with his trilogy.” I am all for this. It’s like having my cake and eating it to. Batman on the big screen, and an expanded more detailed “Batman Universe” on television. Television can flesh out characters that would otherwise get short-changed in a two hour film!
(Source: Deadline, Screen Rant)