You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Warner Bros.’ Gotham City Origins Tale Lands at Fox

'Mentalist' creator Bruno Heller to shepherd DC Comics property

Warner Bros. continues to reach deep into the DC Comics vault to develop not just film properties but TV series. The latest project, “Gotham,” has a the sizzle of being associated with the Batman franchise and has landed a big commitment from Fox.

Project is a Gotham City origins story shepherded by Bruno Heller, creator of CBS’ “The Mentalist.” Story will explore the roots of Commissioner James Gordon, a regular figure in Batman tales, and the villains that put Gotham on the map.

Heller is writing the script and will exec produce. Fox has given a series commitment to the project, which is not quite an on-air order but a hefty down payment that puts “Gotham” on the fast track to pilot production.

News was first reported by Deadline.

More TV

  • Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama

    Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama Showcase

    Warner Bros. continues to reach deep into the DC Comics vault to develop not just film properties but TV series. The latest project, “Gotham,” has a the sizzle of being associated with the Batman franchise and has landed a big commitment from Fox. Project is a Gotham City origins story shepherded by Bruno Heller, creator […]

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

    Warner Bros. continues to reach deep into the DC Comics vault to develop not just film properties but TV series. The latest project, “Gotham,” has a the sizzle of being associated with the Batman franchise and has landed a big commitment from Fox. Project is a Gotham City origins story shepherded by Bruno Heller, creator […]

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Eighty-One"

    'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'

    Warner Bros. continues to reach deep into the DC Comics vault to develop not just film properties but TV series. The latest project, “Gotham,” has a the sizzle of being associated with the Batman franchise and has landed a big commitment from Fox. Project is a Gotham City origins story shepherded by Bruno Heller, creator […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    Warner Bros. continues to reach deep into the DC Comics vault to develop not just film properties but TV series. The latest project, “Gotham,” has a the sizzle of being associated with the Batman franchise and has landed a big commitment from Fox. Project is a Gotham City origins story shepherded by Bruno Heller, creator […]

  • charlie corwin imgine entertainment

    Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

    Warner Bros. continues to reach deep into the DC Comics vault to develop not just film properties but TV series. The latest project, “Gotham,” has a the sizzle of being associated with the Batman franchise and has landed a big commitment from Fox. Project is a Gotham City origins story shepherded by Bruno Heller, creator […]

  • Obit Obituary Placeholder

    TV and Film Producer Susan Reiner Dies at 69

    Warner Bros. continues to reach deep into the DC Comics vault to develop not just film properties but TV series. The latest project, “Gotham,” has a the sizzle of being associated with the Batman franchise and has landed a big commitment from Fox. Project is a Gotham City origins story shepherded by Bruno Heller, creator […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content