Fox has given a series commitment order to the drama pilot Gotham.
The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, explores the origin story of the Batman character Commissioner James Gordon and the villains of Gotham City. The one-hour drama takes place when Gordon was still a police detective and had yet to meet Batman, who isn't expected to be a part of the show.
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Gordon, who was initially introduced by DC Comics in 1939, was most recently played by Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight trilogy.
Gotham marks the second Warner Bros.-DC Comics project of the year following the Arrow spin-off featuring Flash that was announced in July.
Who should play Commissioner Gordon?