Originally billed as a series focusing on pre-Commissioner era James Gordon, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly (via Deadline) confirmed today that the network’s upcoming series “Gotham” will chronicle the journey of a young Bruce Wayne as well saying: “The show will track Bruce from a child until he puts on a cape (in the finale).”
Reilly also announced that the series will tell origin stories for several key Batman villains including The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman and more. “We will see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge. It is an operatic soap with a larger than life quality.”
Under development from “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller, “Gotham” has already been greenlit as a pilot with veteran director Danny Cannon behind the camera. Reilly confirmed that the network has the full intention of taking the show to series and will begin assembling their writer’s room this February.
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