Warner Bros. developing Gotham City origin tale with Mentalist creator
This just in-- Warner Bros. is currently developing a series based on the origins of Gotham City, to be more specific, Commissioner James Gordon.
The series titled GOTHAM begins with Gordon who is, "still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series. The Gordon character was introduced in 1939 in the very first Batman comic."
THE MENTALISTS' Bruno Heller has made a commitment to the series and will oversee the project. No word yet on if he will lend a hand in writing but I would assume so.
I think what's even more cool about this series is that we will see the origins of several villains as well. There were not any characters mentioned other than Gordon. However, I know there will be quite a few questions and concerns that are stressed especially in the strikebacks below.
We will be sure to bring you more as things progress.