Last month, we reported that the upcoming Fox series Gotham is seeking an actor to play a young Bruce Wayne. While it isn't clear if the network has found that actor yet, network chairman Kevin Reilly revealed new details about the show, which will feature iconic comic book villains such as Riddler, Catwoman and Penguin.
Here's what Kevin Reilly had to say during the network's TCA Winter Tour panel.
"We will see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge. It is an operatic soap with a larger than life quality."
He also confirmed new details about how the show will cover Bruce Wayne's life.
"The show will track Bruce from a child (around 12 years old) until he puts on a cape (in the finale)."
The show was originally bought with a series commitment, with executive producer/showrunner Bruno Heller assembling a writing staff in mid-February. The network fully intends to give this a full series order, with the pilot already greenlit, to be directed by Danny Cannon.
Gotham will center on James Gordon, a rookie homicide cop who investigates the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, Bruce Wayne's parents. The first season will show how the relationship between Gordon and the young boy begins to grow. While Gotham will be based on the work of Batman creator Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the show will reimagine Bruce Wayne's background, since, in the comic books, he never met James Gordon until after he became Batman.