US broadcast network Fox has officially taken its buzzy Batman prequel project Gotham to series.
The network is billing the show as “an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes”. It follows James Gordon’s police career years before he met Batman and became commissioner.
A fall launch has been pencilled in, with Warner Bros. Television producing and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution handling international sales.
News of the show first surfaced last year.