Fox Checks In to ‘Gotham’ City for New TV Series

Commissioner Gordon (DC Comics)

By Jethro Nededog

Gotham” is indeed coming to television.

Reports of a series based on the DC Comics city are true and Fox has given the one-hour drama a series commitment, a Warner Bros. Television representative told TheWrap.

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Executive produced and written by Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist"), who has an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, it tells the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous. On the series, Gordon is a young detective who has yet to meet Batman. Alas, the caped crusader will not be a part of the series.

Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, the character of Commissioner Gordon first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). He is the first Batman supporting character to be introduced.

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On Monday, it was announced that Heller would executive produce the drama pilot, “Red,” for The CW. He also executive produced the drama pilot, “The Advocates,” which CBS passed on earlier this year. In addition to “The Mentalist,” Heller served as an executive producer on “Rome.”

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