Just what is DC doing? Warner Bros. TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller have just made a deal with Fox for the channel to orderĀ Gotham, a show that will explore the backstory of James Gordon, aka Commissioner Gordon of Batman fame.

In addition to going into Gordon’s early days, it will “also look at the villains who made Gotham City famous.” Since the modern Batman timeline conceptualizes the rise of those villains as a result of Batman’s activity, will we see shadows of the Batman in the show? Nope, based on what we know. Instead, the show finds Gordon working as a detective, possibly prior to Batman’s appearance, and we don’t know how the stories of other villains will factor in. Read More »