With the success of shows like Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. it looks like more comic book stories will be coming to the small screen. Deadline is reporting that FOX has picked up the rights to a show based on the police adventures of Commissioner Gordon as he battles crime in Gotham City without the help of the Batman. My question is how does a show like this tie into the world of Arrow and its latest incarnation, a show based on the Flash? I have always thought that a show based on Batman would be a good idea, but we will probably see WB send its moneymaker to television except maybe in some sort of cameo, like Birds of Prey. The show will be created by WB and The Mentalist creator, Bruno Heller.
[box_light]Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series. The Gordon character was introduced in 1939 in the very first Batman comic. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Commissioner Gordon has appeared in comic books as well as Batman films and series, including in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knighttrilogy, where he was played by Gary Oldman. Along with the Superman franchise, the Batman universe is probably the most prized DC property.[/box_light]
Hopefully this one makes it past the development stage, the general public seems to enjoy crime shows so why not one about one of the coolest and most dangerous cities in all of comic-dom. Look for Gotham to show up probably come sometime late 2014 if not 2015 to accompany Batman VS Superman!
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