With the premiere of ABC’s Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday night, so comes news that Fox is going to get in competition with the series thanks to DC and Warner Bros. According to a report from Deadline, Fox has picked up the series Gotham will air on Fox most likely starting in the 2014 fall season.
The series, which was the subject of a massive network bidding war, will tell the origin story of Commissioner Gordon as he rises through the ranks of Gotham’s police department on his way to meeting Batman.
In one of the biggest drama deals this season, after a bidding war, Fox has landed Gotham, from Warner Bros. TV and TheMentalist creator Bruno Heller, with a series commitment. For Gotham, Warner Bros TV is mining one of DC Comics‘ most popular character universes, Batman.
It’s unknown who will be involved in the series beyond the writing and producing of the show, but there’s a chance that Gary Oldman could come back to reprise his role. It’s not a good chance, as Fox will likely go the route of other DC properties like Smallville and Arrow and recast the entire series.
It’s an origin series, but it’s one that almost writes itself as a gritty crime drama set in Gotham City and centering on one of the most loved Batman characters ever.