Fox buys rights to 'Gotham,' about Batman's Commissioner Gordon
The superhero saturation of the movie market is so complete, it's spilled over into TV, which explains why Fox was in a bidding war to get its own Batman-related drama called Gotham. Don't expect the Dark Knight, though, because this one will be about Commissioner Gordon, and only Commissioner Gordon.
The Warner Bros. show, created by The Mentalist mastermind Bruno Heller, will focus on Gordon while he's still a detective for the Gotham City P.D. before the caped crusader came along, Deadline Hollywood says. There won't be any Batman in it at all, although there may be some appearances by some villains, the site says. We suspect some members of the Wayne family will be hanging around, too, just to give fans a bigger wink.
Gotham will have company, since Flash is going into production for next season at the CW, which already airs Arrow. Combined with Gotham and ABC's new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., CBS may regret passing on Super Clyde with Rupert Grint.