batmanFox is throwing itself to the Comic book genre by developing a new series titled Gotham which will serve as a origin story for the character of Commissioner James Gordon played by Gary Oldman in the recent Batman trilogy.

It seems as though there may very well be another comic-book inspired TV show very soon joining ABC‘s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, AMC‘s The Walking Dead and The CW‘s Arrow – and possibly The Flash spin-off if it happens.

Entertainment Weekly report that Fox has ordered to series Gotham, a drama project helmed by Bruno Heller, that will chart the origins of Gotham City’s police commissioner James Gordon.

Gotham has the potential to tap into plenty of DC mythology and could be a hit for Fox. But it’s not the first time a Gotham based drama has been seen on television. In 2002 The WB had Birds of Prey which was set in New Gotham City after it was abandoned by Batman. Ratings for that series were poor and it was cancelled after a short run of episodes.

The new drama comes after the announcement that the character of Batman will be heading back to the big-screen once more. Batman will feature in the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel which will see Henry Cavill reprise his role of Clark Kent/Superman. In the sequel Batman will be played by Ben Affleck taking over the role from Christian Bale. Other actors to have played the Cape-crusader on the big-screen include George Clooney and Michael Keaton.

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