The Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut is now taking over television. And that means, among other things, competition.
Which is likely why Fox has committed to a new DC original program, Gotham, an hour-long drama that will feature the story of Gotham City before the arrival of Bruce Wayne. The show, which will be written by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), will feature “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.”
The history of Gotham City, which arrived in the DC Universe in 1940, is deep and filled with colorful characters ripe for a long-form television show. No word on who will play Gordon.
With Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. poised to be a mega-hit for ABC (ratings will be in later), Walking Dead breaking AMC records, and the CW adding the Flash to accompany it’s other DC title, Arrow, it’s little surprise that Fox is looking to get in on the comic-book programming.
And, frankly, Fox could use another strong drama to accompany Sleepy Hollow, now that Bones has become nearly un-watchable and Glee has more in common with an after-school special than a dramatic television show.