In a move most likely brought on by the anticipation and excellent series premier for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, the Fox Television Network won a bidding war for a TV show detailing the origins of Gotham City and Commissioner James Gordon. Fox landed the show from Warner Brothers TV and Bruno Heller, creator of the CBS show The Mentalist. The show seems to be titled Gotham, at least for now. The good news for us fanboys is that this deal comes with a series commitment. Deadline.com reports,
“Gotham joins CBS’ sci-fi drama Extant as the two hottest drama projects this season, both sparking bidding wars and landing a series commitment and series order, respectively.”
So it is only a matter of time before we have another (hopefully) great TV show set in a familiar and favorite setting; Gotham City. I like this idea and can not helped being geeked for it. Commissioner Gordon is an intriguing character and seeing a pre-Batman Gotham would be pretty nifty. Deadline also had this to say about Fox’s new show-in-the works,
“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.”
It is not much to work with, but it is something to excited for. This is the Golden Age of Television folks, especially if you are a nerd. Stay tuned, I am sure we will here more on this sure to be interesting show.