Gotham TV Show Coming to Fox

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Posted by G-Man (18919 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's some fitting news for today. It's being reported that Fox won a bidding war for Gotham, a live-action TV show set in Batman's hometown. The show is supposed to explore James Gordon's story as well as some of the villains that have made the city so well known.

Warner Bros. TV and Mentalist creator Bruno Heller are on board to bring about a show where Gordon is still a police detective in the Gotham City Police Department. In other words, don't expect Batman anytime soon.

No further information has been released. We'll definitely keep an eye out for more details.

Source: Deadline

#1 Posted by Knightfall225 (1998 posts) - - Show Bio

Yessss nice move DC

#2 Edited by Supreme Marvel (11271 posts) - - Show Bio

Go be cancelled after episode 14.

#3 Posted by AllStarSuperman (23008 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME!, i hope it crosses with arrow

#4 Posted by Eternelle (1066 posts) - - Show Bio


#5 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2685 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't believe it. I literally came up with an idea like this a few months ago!!!! Difference was that it would be set in the 30's and 40's, which this probably won't, but still this is uncanny!!! Now this is one time I don't mind Bats getting a show, when there's so many other characters that deserve one, since apparently it won't be about him!!!!! Mainly anyway.

#6 Edited by locuas (5 posts) - - Show Bio

so...shouldn't it be in WB's channel?......i mean, they are the onew trying to create a live-action universe with arrow......licenses are confusing...

#7 Posted by bob808 (6785 posts) - - Show Bio


#8 Posted by kilomac29 (323 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been waiting for a post since I read the news on Twitter. LOVE this idea. It would be even cooler if they use story lines from Gotham Central, slim chance that happens though.

#9 Posted by jwalser3 (5279 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds pretty rad!

#10 Edited by Dabee (2399 posts) - - Show Bio

@supreme_marvel said:

Go be cancelled after episode 14.

Will you pipe down? Seriously... internet...

This is awesome news! I'm assuming the Falcone crime family will play a somewhat big role? This is really good news for the lesser known villains, hopefully they'll get some much deserved exposure.

EDIT: I always forget, tone doesn't come through text on the internet. I'm not saying "PIPE DOWN A**HOLE!" I mean it as in... this is time for celebration... take your negativity elsewhere.

#11 Posted by The Stegman (26078 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just gonna say it since it's still fresh in my mind.

DC's "Agents of Gotham"

#12 Posted by fables87 (1086 posts) - - Show Bio

Should be on CW, but I don't get CW, so this being on FOX is a better move on my part.

#13 Posted by MatKrenz (1197 posts) - - Show Bio

This would be amazing.

#14 Posted by Mandrewgora (299 posts) - - Show Bio


#15 Posted by jwalser3 (5279 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just gonna say it since it's still fresh in my mind.

DC's "Agents of Gotham"

So funny

#16 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

I would definitely be into this if it moves forward!

#17 Posted by G-Man (18919 posts) - - Show Bio

@locuas: The report listed a big bidding war. Just because it's Warner Bros. TV doesn't mean it automatically goes to CW. Like The Big Bang Theory is WB but on CBS (Welcome home).

#18 Edited by Trevel8182 (754 posts) - - Show Bio

#19 Posted by scouts1998 (600 posts) - - Show Bio

this is now the show i most want to watch after the Dr Who 50th

#20 Edited by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes!!! Can we please have Bryan Cranston as Commish. Gordon?? This would also be a great way to introduce Barbara Gordon as well. It has the potential to crossover with Arrow/Flash and maybe go into the DC Cinematic Universe

#21 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm optimistic as always, but DC really needs to alter what appears to be a "catch-up" plan.

#22 Posted by IDontLikeBirds (426 posts) - - Show Bio

So since Fox won the bidding war, does that mean it'll be cancelled after a season, then come back?

#23 Edited by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

I want this on cw with arrow. For me and all the other WB/DC loyalists. And where the H is wonder woman's series??? boooooo!

#24 Edited by noj (1091 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmannflash: He would be an amazing older Gordan but the show is going to be based on his earlier days in Gotham before Batman. I imagine he will be around the age he was in Year One as a Sgt instead of the older commissioner.

#25 Edited by batmannflash (6226 posts) - - Show Bio

@noj: oh yeah you're right. that's too bad. I really want to see Cranston as Gordon

#26 Posted by KINCART (205 posts) - - Show Bio

Too bad Fox has it they cancel everything.

#27 Posted by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwalser3: dude I have no idea what that picture means but that cat is halarious! it helped me get over my fanboy rage :D

#28 Posted by nappystr8 (1156 posts) - - Show Bio

Great news! I know this is a dream come true for a lot of people, and I can't wait to see just why. If it was CW I'd write it off already, but having Fox involved is a good sign. The very fact that they are announcing this today proves that their decision is aping the Marvel model, but that's not a bad thing.

#29 Edited by Dernman (15810 posts) - - Show Bio

This won't last long. Fox doesn't have a good history with keeping shows like this.

#30 Posted by The_Tree (7984 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not really interested in a show about a pre-Batman Gotham, but I'll at least give it a shot.

#31 Posted by Ben049 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

:D I hope it's good! I love Gotham Central!!!!!

#32 Posted by Vaccine (277 posts) - - Show Bio

Great news.

#33 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6366 posts) - - Show Bio


#34 Posted by CrazyScarecrow (1792 posts) - - Show Bio

DC is going to have a Green Arrow, Flash, and Comissioner Gordon show then with a Superman and World's Finest movie. DC is totally going to make this into a DCCU.

Speaking of the show do we know if Bullock, Montoya, and Crispus are going to be on the show with Gordon? And has anyone heard anything else of the Booster Gold and Spectre show?

#35 Posted by judasnixon (7233 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Jay Landsman as Harvey Bullock........

#36 Edited by iceslick (807 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: I'm excited for this!!! But kind of wish Fox didn't win the war. Because they always cancel shows after 1 or 2 seasons like Human Target. But I guess Human Target isn't a good example because it did go bad by adding two females for a female audience. -____- I'm also hoping it's in the same universe as Arrow.

#37 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (12660 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this show is half as good as Birds of Prey was. I kid, I kid. The CW sucks, it's a horrible channel, so I'm glad this isn't on there. With it being on FOX, it will actually have a better chance of not being cancelled. I'll give Arrow and Smallville an exception pass because they're focused on actual Super Heroes.

#38 Edited by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen it all. When Batman's city! and third tier characters get a show green lit (and I believe it will be successful) before Wonder Woman can even manage a post pilot episode, the games over.

#39 Posted by Fallschirmjager (18969 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll check it out when it comes out...but it sounds stupid.

"Hey guys, we've ran out of ideas for another cop show, got any new ones?"

"...Lets make a cop show about GOTHAM!!!!!"

"...OMFG YES!"

#40 Posted by Eternelle (1066 posts) - - Show Bio

@gambler said:

I've seen it all. When Batman's city! and third tier characters get a show green lit (and I believe it will be successful) before Wonder Woman can even manage a post pilot episode, the games over.

Haven't you heard? She's too 'tricky'.

#41 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by GothamRed (2553 posts) - - Show Bio

"DC, we apparently now will only announce anything immediately after Marvel does something popular that's similar."

I'm not accusing, I'm just saying.

#43 Posted by cosmo111687 (1463 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't want Fox to produce this show, because then it limits the number of DC characters they can use due to legal constraints. If it was on the CW, then it would have free reign over any DC character. Also, who wants to watch Gotham before Batman?

#44 Edited by Havenless (1398 posts) - - Show Bio

DC is well known for building fantastic and wildly successful universes for their characters not named Batman or Superman, and Fox is heralded for routinely turning other companies' heroes into critically-applauded sensations and for staying true to the source material.

I can't think of a single way this could go wrong!

#45 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

This has potential.

I'd rather have a show called "Before Batman" that documents the journey of Bruce Wayne on his path to become to become the Dark Knight.

#46 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they go dark with it. Like The Shield dark.

#47 Edited by Bloxxeh (191 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay! I love this idea. It's DC's counter to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

#48 Edited by Hawkguy (585 posts) - - Show Bio

@supreme_marvel said:

Go be cancelled after episode 14.

Naw man, only the animated ones go that long.

Sounds awesome, and it's been proven to work with the comic series. I'd love to see this!

#49 Posted by kaiklown (65 posts) - - Show Bio

Very cool

#50 Edited by Teerack (7457 posts) - - Show Bio

But haven't they heard? There is already a Batman show no one is watching!

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