DC and Fox announces Gotham TV Series
DC Comics Entertainment and Fox Networks have announced a new live action TV series called Gotham based on the DC Comics Batman characters. The series focuses on the early days of James Gordon before he becomes the Commissioner of Gotham City. The series will also have origin stories of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, Joker, Penguin, Two-Face and Riddler.
The showrunner for this series is Bruno Heller who also worked on Rome and The Mentalist. Ben McKenzie has been slated to be James Gordon and David Mazouz will be Bruce Wayne. Fox has announced that they will be bypassing the traditional pilot stage prior to picking up a series and will go directly to full production. It has been reported the starting March 2014, production will begin and the series is slated to premiere during the 2014-2015 television season.