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Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby Tyler » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:13 pm

Couple weeks late with this story. But very interested.

Get ready for more trips to Gotham City.

Following a network bidding war, Fox has snatched up a weekly one-hour drama series from Warner Bros. to be be set in Batman's hometown. Deadline was the first to break the development news.

Batman, and his Bruce Wayne persona, are not expected to appear in the TV series.

"Gotham" will instead delve into the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon along with several well-known villains from Batman's infamous rogues gallery. The series will take place when a once-youthful Gordon served as a detective on the Gotham City Police Force.

Given the many eccentric foes The Dark Knight has had to battle over the years, including The Joker, The Riddler and Two-Face, the show's creative team shouldn't have a problem in the villains department.

Bruno Heller of "The Mentalist" fame will helm the new series. No word yet on casting or a premiere date.

The networks have attempted other loosely-based DC Comics adaptations in the past, but most have produced lackluster results.

"Birds of Prey," a series set in a future-Gotham City, was canceled by the WB in 2003 after airing only 13 episodes.

In 2010, Fox debuted "Human Target," which was canceled after just two seasons.

"Smallville," which aired on The WB and The CW for 10 seasons from 2001-2011, seems to be one of the few exceptions to the rule.
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Re: Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby wags83 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:35 pm

Hmmm, interesting. Not sure how good this could be though.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:41 pm

wags83 wrote:Hmmm, interesting. Not sure how good this could be though.

If they have villains we all know then it could work, if the only thing connecting this to the DC universe is a cop named Jim Gordon it won't work.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:39 pm

Tyler wrote:
wags83 wrote:Hmmm, interesting. Not sure how good this could be though.

If they have villains we all know then it could work, if the only thing connecting this to the DC universe is a cop named Jim Gordon it won't work.

That's what I'm thinking. It sounds like it's just going to be a crime drama in a fictional city.
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Re: Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby Huss Buss » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:04 pm

trying to compete with how the avengers did SHIELD?
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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:20 pm

Huss Buss wrote:trying to compete with how the avengers did SHIELD?

I would say yes, in a way. But Agents of Shield takes place in the same universe as Joss Whedon movies. Gotham is just going to take place in the DC universe in general and not be tied to anything else.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:38 am

This is shaping up to have huge potential.

Cast in known roles thus far are Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Robin Lord Taylor (‘The Walking Dead‘) as a young Oswald Cobblepot, Sean Pertwee (‘Elementary’) as Alfred Pennyworth, ‘Burn Notice‘ star Zabryna Guevara as Gordon’s GCPD boss Captain Essen, and Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancée Barbara Kean.

Comic Book Therapy managed to obtain the official casting call for the series regular role of Bruce Wayne, confirming what we learned in January, that the character would have a strong presence in the series, even without donning the cape and cowl until its very end. It remains to be seen exactly how ‘Gotham’ could incorporate Bruce Wayne without the character hanging around Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) at the police station all the time, but for now at least, here’s what the tragedy-struck youth will embody:

In any case, FOX’s ‘Gotham’ will explore “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous,” with its pilot supposedly featuring Gordon’s investigation of the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne. The pilot will also be written and executive produced by ‘The Mentalist”s Bruno Heller, along with Warner Bros. Television, and directed by ‘Judge Dredd’ helmer Danny Cannon. It has been confirmed that ‘Gotham’ will not have any direct ties to Ben Affleck‘s take on the Dark Knight for ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up film ‘Batman vs. Superman‘ or The CW’s ‘Arrow‘ series.
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Re: Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby Tyler » Mon May 05, 2014 8:48 pm

Oh my gosh. My hands are shaking as I post this. The Wayne murder is in the frickin' trailer! We are getting a young Bruce Wayne
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Postby Wallinguana » Mon May 05, 2014 10:02 pm

Is that Ryan Atwood?!?!
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Postby Tyler » Mon May 05, 2014 10:26 pm

Wallinguana wrote:Is that Ryan Atwood?!?!

Yes sir. Never seen a single episode of The OC so had no idea what you were talking about until I googled it
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:58 pm

Promo posters. Not sure why they decided to rename Poison Ivy
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Re: Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby Tyler » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:29 am

Angel from Dexter is cast as Salvatore Maroni. Eric Roberts played him in the Nolan movies.
Hopefully there isn't too many "wobbewies" (robberies)

New teaser hints at Joker. Starts in a little over a month
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Re: Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby DannyFanny » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:39 am

hints at a lot of villains. I'm not sure how well this will work out.
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Re: Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby Tyler » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:49 am

Starts a week from tomorrow! This all moved so fast considering Fox picked it up less than a year ago
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Postby DannyFanny » Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:43 pm

I set it to record.
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Postby Huss Buss » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:28 pm

DannyFanny wrote:I set it to record.


me too
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Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby wags83 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:42 pm

Btw, does anyone else still watch this? It's one of the few shows that I really look forward to watching each week.
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Re: Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:23 pm

You're the only one. I'm glad to hear it's still entraining for you
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Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby bmyoungs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:20 am

No I gave up half way through season 2
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Fox picks up "Gotham" series about Batman's hometown

Postby wags83 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:39 am

I've always enjoyed it but it seems to be better these last couple seasons. Things are more ties together instead of one-off villains/story lines.

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