With filming on the pilot episode finished, Fox has decided to pick up the Batman prequel drama, Gotham, as a series for the 2014-2015 season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Don’t take this as an immediate sign that the pilot blew executives away, though. After the money that Fox paid for the licensing rights to the Batman universe, it was unlikely that Gotham would have been shelved after one episode.
Gotham will follow the exploits of a young Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) who is trying to clean up Gotham as the city spirals into an abyss of crime and corruption. Along the way, he meets up with iconic Batman characters, including Selina Kyle, Penguin, Riddler, Harvey Bullock, and a young Bruce Wayne.
Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly had this to say about the project, “This is not one of the things where you bought a franchise and then none of characters people know." He continued, "We will follow Bruce Wayne right up until the point where he gets interesting."
Entertainment Weekly is also reporting that a trailer for the series could air as soon as tonight during the new 24. That’s not confirmed yet, but if it airs, we’ll get it to you as soon as possible.