Commissioner Gordon Coming to TV
With Agents of SHIELD premiering tonight, the news that DC has successfully sold FOX on a Jim Gordon centered television show set in Gotham before the first appearance of the Batman doesn’t seem all that shocking. Details are still coming in but it is known that Bruno Heller from The Mentalist will be handling the show and that it will simply be titled GOTHAM. According to press releases from Deadline the show will follow Gordon who is “still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series. The Gordon character was introduced in 1939 in the very first Batman comic.”
DC has a good thing going with Arrow on the CW network with a Flash spinoff gearing up. If they can maintain that level of quality at the very least this should be an entertaining show. Let’s just pray it isn’t like that god forsaken Birds of Prey series from a few years ago. I don’t need to deal with that sort of nightmare again.