Fox Orders to Series Gotham, Origin Story for Batman Lore's Commissioner Gordon

Fox Orders Gotham SeriesBiff! Thwak!

On the evening that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on ABC, Fox fired a shot across the bow by ordering straight to series Gotham, a drama based on the DC Comics character of Commissioner Gordon.

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Executive-produced and penned by The Mentalist‘s Bruno Heller (who earlier this week sold a Mars drama to The CW) and produced by Warner Bros. Television, the one-hour drama series promises to explore “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.”

IOW: Mr. Freeze, call your agent.