New Details About Fox's 'Gotham'
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New Details About Fox's 'Gotham'

By Genevieve Burgess | Trade News | July 20, 2014 | Comments ()


At a TCA panel today, the producers of the upcoming Fox series Gotham discussed a bit about the tone of the show and how they went about creating their storylines.

The series stars Southland’s Ben McKenzie as a young James Gordon, and McKenzie explained the series as being kind of a “Greek tragedy” in that “The series is about the interesting journey and how the city falls into disrepair and total anarchy.” Gotham’s fate is apparently sealed “in the first act.” Executive producer Bruno Heller further explained that “The notion is that our hero is doomed. Gotham is as much about the hope and struggle that everyday people are engaged in, it’s not about superheroes.”

As far as the storylines, the team went directly to the source, consulting with the Chief Creative Office of DC Comics, Geoff Johns. However, it looks like they’re still going to be taking things their own way a bit, as Heller stated that “We don’t break from the iron truths of the Batman story, however, if there are contradictions in the story, that’s when you know you’ve lived up to a genuine myth.” That doesn’t make a damn bit of sense to me, but I know the comic books are pretty elastic with regards to things like “cannon” so I assume that’s what he’s referring to.

Gotham will premiere September 22nd at 8pm.

h/t to Deadline.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Bananapanda

    I like the trailers and it can't be more boring than SHIELD

  • Gotham: Still No Batman.

  • Blake Shrapnel

    Forget it Jim, it's Gotham....

  • Bananapanda

    There's a million stories in the naked city...

  • Stu Rat

    I think he's saying that when stories become myth there is always elements of untruth in them (whether it's lies, misunderstanding or propaganda). So, if his stories don't match the earlier ones...

    Also, cannons are what you shoot clowns with out of, canonically speaking.

  • Billybob

    Batman's stories across media have always contradicted and complemented one another, which doesn't invalidate any of them. That said, the man himself is fairly inelastic with regards to cannon; he won't even shoot the Joker with one, much less regular clowns.

  • foolsage
  • Billybob

    *Legs braced wide apart, to give the ladies a look at his Bat-Cannon*

  • foolsage

    It's in perfect working order.

  • deliarpatterson

    just before I looked at the receipt ov $8130 , I
    didn't believe that my sister woz like actualy bringing in money part-time from
    there pretty old laptop. . there aunts neighbour has been doing this 4 only
    about 22 months and at present repayed the mortgage on their appartment and
    bought themselves a Chrysler . see here C­a­s­h­f­i­g­.­C­O­M­

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