These days, superhero movies are making the leap to the small screen. Following in the footsteps of Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." series, Fox has snagged the rights to the Warner Bros. TV-produced "Gotham," a drama about the origins of Commissioner Gordon from the Batman saga.
According to Deadline, "Gotham" was created by Bruno Heller of "The Mentalist" fame; he will also write and serve as an executive producer on the series. "Gotham" is one hot property, and Fox has already put in a straight-to-series order for the show, which bypasses the whole pilot episode hassle and allows the writers and actors to get right into the mix. The show will reportedly take place before Gordon meets Batman, and will feature the baddies who went on to become the Dark Knight's biggest foes
Of course, this is just one of many superhero TV shows in development. The aforementioned "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premiered last night on ABC, and The CW has "Arrow" and a possible spin-off in the mix. Fox has also ordered a pilot episode of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," based on the comic by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. Rumors about comic book-based TV shows are coming fast and furious these days, so stay tuned.