Fox ordered the series ‘Gotham’ showcasing the ascension of Commissioner James Gordon as he takes on the villains that make Gotham City infamous. It was previously reported that the pilot will feature Gordon investigating a famous double homicide, that of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Now comes word that a young Bruce Wayne will be a series regular on the show.
According to the website TV Show Auditions:
A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne is among the roles that are rumored to now being cast as series regulars on the upcoming Fox TV series ‘Gotham’ which explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. Under development for over a year, the project has now been given a direct-to-series order by the network, which won an intense bidding war for the Warner Bros. Television rights to the show. Shooting on the pilot episode will get underway in March, 2014 and will center on Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Bruno Heller will executive produce the show and serve as head writer. Heller previously created the series ‘Rome’, the short-lived reboot of ‘The Bionic Woman’ and the far more successful ‘The Mentalist’.
Commissioner Gordon has been a fixture in the Batman comics since the lead character’s debut in ‘Detective Comics’ #27 and has factored heavily in every adaptation. He was most recently portrayed by Gary Oldman in the Christopher Nolan trilogy. Young Bruce Wayne was most recently played by Gus Lewis in ‘Batman Begins’.
While the producers are looking for their cast, so far no one has been announced as in the running or cast.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to this new series? Or do you feel that there’s not much to Gotham City without Batman? Comment below!
Source TV Show Auditions