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DC All Access: Producers Talk Joker In Gotham & More (Video)

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:01

The latest episode of DC All Access features the cast of Gotham talking about the series, where the Joker gets a mention from the show's producers.

"We do have an approach for The Joker," producer Bruno Heller offered. "We have to keep our approach very close to our collective chest because The Joker is to a degree the crown jewel of the Batman villains."

Producer Danny Cannon  added: "We're lucky in that television now is binge watched by a lot of people, and the slow burn is now necessary. The great thing about the slow burn is that we can take our time getting there and really draw people in. You know, and earn the right to discover somebody who may or may not be the Joker."

DC All Access also talks about the new Batman ongoing comic book series, Gotham By Midnight, which is described as having a horror approach. See more below.

In today's all new episode of DC All Access, we spend a day in Gotham, from midnight. First, Tiffany chats with Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma) and Executive Producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon about bringing a pre-Batman Gotham to life in FOX's eagerly anticipated new series. Then she talks to writer Ray Fawkes about his brand new, just announced New 52 horror series, Gotham by Midnight, before Blair hits the SDCC show floor with Jeff Lemire to learn what lies ahead in Justice League United.

Gotham premieres Monday, September 22 on FOX.


Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. Starring Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C."), Donal Logue ("Sons of Anarchy," "Terriers," "Vikings," "Copper") and Jada Pinkett Smith ("The Matrix" films, "HawthoRNe"), GOTHAM follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Executive producer Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist") wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the "CSI" franchise, "Nikita"). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series.