With the release of ABC’s Marvel Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D, Fox, in an exclusive with Deadline, has announced their new show Gotham. In a bidding war, Fox landed the deal for the Warner Bros. TV-produced origin series written by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) revolving around Commissioner Gordon from Batman.
The live action series will focus on Commissioner Gordon and “the villains who made Gotham City famous” during Gordon’s time as a detective for Gotham City Police Department and will take place before he meets Batman who will not be part of the series. In an effort to show they mean business, Gotham will be released straight to series making it the second DC show currently on the networks.
With Arrow and the introduction of The Flash to the series it is possible The Flash could receive his own show giving DC three primetime slots.
Read more about the exclusive here.