Obviously, comic books are totally en vogue when it comes to television right now. ABC struck gold with Marvel’s “Agents of SHIELD,” and The CW had their first major success since “The Vampire Diaries” with “Arrow.”
So can you really blame Fox at all for decided that they want to get in on the hero action? We can’t, but they have just made a huge commitment for a show that may or may not even work. The network, per sources, has just picked up to series “Gotham,” a project from Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) that is going to be a prequel to where Commissioner Gordon is during the days of “Batman.” So basically, a show has been picked up without a pilot despite basically being a prequel to a supporting character in a superhero comic.
But what we are a little more interested in, more than anything else, is the possible complications that this could draw when it comes to the current DC universe. Is this show canon with the Christopher Nolan or Zack Snyder version of the Batman character, or are they canon with what is going on over at “Arrow”? That series in particular has made a real concentrated effort as of late to try and demonstrate that they are bringing in more and more iconic DC characters, so you have to wonder if there will be a situation where the two shows each want to tackle the same person. Granted, the Green Arrow and Batman have their own universes, but there are some characters familiar to both parties and to the general DC canon.
Do you think that this show is a good idea, or do you start to think that we really are getting tapped-out at this point when it comes to all of the genre shows coming on TV? We want to hear some of your thoughts below!