Say hello to the next live-action series connected to the DC universe. Word via Deadline is that Fox has scored a TV deal with Warner Bros for a series entitled Gotham. The interesting twist here is that the show will follow the career of James Gordon, but as a police detective before he is appointed Commissioner (think Batman: Year One, I'd say). This is also before he ever meets Batman, who supposedly is not intended to appear at all, whereas the show will purportedly explore the origins of some of Gotham City's notorious criminals. Personally, I always envisioned an idea like this as including the Bat family but always never leaving the perspective of the police force, basically an evolved and ideal version of that one comic Gotham Central. But this sounds good and it's got potential. The more film noir-ish and intense the better, I say. Play this angle up for all it's worth and you've got quite a show. I'll be interested to see what comes of this thing. The English screenwriter Bruno Heller is attached to the series, heretofore mostly noted for his work on The Mentalist and Rome.