All we really knew about the upcoming Gotham series up until this point is that it would center on a younger version of Commissioner James Gordon and would not be featuring the Batman. Now, we know that those villains will include, at the very least, the Riddler, Catwoman and the Penguin. Scripted by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), Gotham explores Gordon’s origins alongside the villains who made Gotham City famous, and takes place in a Gotham plagued with crime before the arrival of Batman. We’ll also get to see Bruce Wayne himself, though not in the role fans are used to. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline confirms that Gotham, which has a series commitment, has been greenlighted for a pilot. Danny Cannon (CSI) will direct and executive produce said pilot, and plans to set up the writers room mid-February with every intention of going to series. During the ongoing TCA events, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly commented further on the series, specifically addressing the young Bruce Wayne’s role:
“The show will track Bruce from a child (around 12-year-old) until he puts on a cape (in the finale)… 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.”
Unfortunately, no casting announcements have been made just yet, but now fans get to have fun speculating on just who should play the roles of Gordon, Riddler, Catwoman, the Penguin and yes, even a young Bruce Wayne. Let us know what you think in the comments!