Batman prequel series 'Gotham' in the making

May 07, 2014, 09:50 IST | PTI

Fox is moving forward with its Batman prequel series titled 'Gotham'. The drama explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon (Southland's McKenzie) and the villains that made Gotham famous, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The series is based on characters from the DC Comics universe, including a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) and Catwoman (Camren Bicondova). The drama boasts a cast that also includes Donal Logue as Det Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, and the series looks to reveal an entirely new chapter that has yet to be told.

'Gotham' becomes Fox's third new drama series order for the 2014-15 television season, joining Hart Hanson's Rainn Wilson starrer 'Backstrom', which was picked up straight to series after being developed for CBS last year; and ancient Egypt drama 'Hieroglyph', which was also picked up straight to series with a 13-episode order. It joins a slate of hour-long series that includes 'The Following', 'Glee' and 'Sleepy Hollow'.

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