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“Southland” star Ben McKenzie has officially been cast as Detective James Gordon, who would later be the city’s commissioner in FOX’s ‘Gotham’. The show is described as following the younger days of Gordon, as he learns the ropes in Gotham City and begins to encounter characters and villains that will become significant in later Batman stories.

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FOX Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly revealed that we can expect appearances of more characters from the comic books.

“This is all of the classic Batman characters, [The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, Penguin.]”

“It follows the arc of how they all became what they were. I’ve read the script its really good. It’s going to be this operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality.”

“The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller develops the one-hour drama. He executive produces and writes the pilot, which is in the process of casting. Danny Cannon also serves as an executive producer and will direct.

Source: deadline.com