WB Green Lights "Gotham" Commissioner Gordon TV Series: No Batman
If you have been following all the news as of late, the writing for a new Batman-themed TV series has been on the wall for sometime.
As I've pointed out many times, Batman is fast becoming the focus of all the WB DC properties, which includes their video games, movies, animated series and TV.
A trusted source close to Warner Bros. even told us "a lot is being built up to Justice League."
Warner Bros. added Batman to the Man of Steel sequel; the Arkham franchise holds some of the most popular video games; Batman Beyond is featured on Cartoon Network; a Batman Arkham animated movie is in the works; the League Of Assassins plays a major role in this season's Arrow, and now it's learned a new Gotham TV series has been green lit focusing on Commissioner Gordon.
As Cosmic Book News reported on a couple of days ago, comic book scribe and writer behind the Gotham Central comic book series, Ed Brubaker, let it be known there has been talk about doing a TV series based on that for quite a while.
Now it becomes known that Warner Bros. is going forward with Gotham at Fox.
Deadline has it Gotham will land on Fox from WB TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller in what is described as "one of the biggest drama deals this season." The new series will follow the origins of Commission Gordon, still a detective at the Gotham City PD, and he has yet to meet Batman (meaning no Batman in the series). The Gotham TV series will also follow the villains who made Gotham City famous.
Gary Oldman last played Commissioner Gordon for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Trilogy, which will not play a part in the new series as those Batman movies are self-contained stories.