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“Gotham” TV series will tell Batman’s origin story after all



And the rehashing of origin stories we’ve already seen just keep on coming!

When we first heard about the new Gotham TV series, which will air on FOX, it was supposed to be about a young Commissioner Jim Gordon catching bad guys on the dangerous streets of Gotham. Bruce Wayne wasn’t supposed to feature prominently in the series at all, but it turns out that Gotham will feature the caped crusader after all. In fact, this will be his origin story.

At the TCAs, Kevin Reilly said:

We see Detective Gordon, before he’s a commissioner, all the characters you know, Bruce Wayne, the Penguin, all of them. It’s Gotham teetering on the edge, and we see what makes these characters become who they are, [like] Catwoman. It’s an operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality to it.

Bruce’s parents have been murdered and Jim Gordon will attempt to solve the case. Bruce will be around 12 years old on the show.

I just hope this isn’t another Birds of Prey situation.