To quote Life of Brian “you lucky, lucky b#@tards” critics in New York and Los Angeles were treated to a screening of the pilot of the upcoming Batman origins TV show, Gotham. Early word from the screening has been almost totally positive with Collider’s Christina Radish Tweeting, “Rest assured, Gotham is everything that you want Gotham to be”
Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin in particular being singled out for praise with MTV calling his performance “superb and transfixing” adding that Gotham “isn’t a superhero show. If anything, it’s closer to a police procedural with some comic book trappings”.
The show promises to explore the origins of characters like Gordon, Penguin, Riddler and worryingly The Joker. It will be interesting to see how much of both comic book and movie cannon the show will touch on, especially considering Batman V Superman is currently in production.
Gotham is scheduled to be aired this Fall, but the air date has yet to be confirmed.