On the same night Marvel launched Agents of SHIELD, it’s been revealed that DC has TV more plans as well, with Commissioner Gordon getting his own live-action series,reports Deadline. Following a bidding war, the Warner Bros. TV-produced series, called Gotham, has ended in the hands of FOX.
The series will explore 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
Bruno Heller, the creator of The Mentalist, will be producing the show in conjunction with Warner Bros. Television, and Fox’s deal includes a series commitment. This means the network is agreeing to a series order right out of the gate, bypassing the pilot stage altogether.
Yet another sign of the end of the “Nolanverse” as it was said he never wanted any Batman related live-action projects occurring during his Dark Knight trilogy. Rumor even suggests it Nolan who put an end to The Graysons series the CW was developing.
Without Batman it’s unlikely to actually feature Gotham’s most famous villains such as the Joker, Clayface, or Poison Ivy. So what do you think, are you excited for this or is this some attempt to rival Agents of SHIELD?