It looks like another piece of the comic book universe may be coming to your TV screen. According to TVLine, Fox has ordered a new series called Gotham. The show will supposedly follow a young Detective Gordon’s experiences in the crime-ridden Gotham City, before he meets Batman and before he becomes Commissioner.
By making this announcement on the night that ABC premiered Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fox is gearing up for a comic show extravaganza next season. Arrow is already a hit show for CW, and they are supposedly in the midst of developing Flash.
With the growing popularity of these shows, it shouldn’t surprise too many people that the Batman universe would get a chance to grace our televisions.
The beauty of a show about Gordon’s origin story is that we get to see an otherwise under-appreciated story in a setting we know, and we may get an interesting look at the night Bruce Wayne’s parents were killed. Wouldn’t that be cool?