Joker Confirmed for FOX’s ‘Gotham’

by Joshua Raynor
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Earlier this week it was announced that FOX had ordered the Batman prequel show, Gotham to series and a trailer was released.  It was awesome.  I think this will be a great way to tell a story we haven’t experienced before.

Cast of 'Gotham'

Cast of ‘Gotham’

During an interview with EW, Gotham show runner Bruno Heller had a lot to say about the new series.  One thing that interested me was his comments on the style of the show:  “There’s a procedural framework for it, but the world of Gotham is too big and operatic and complex to do it any other way but serialized.” This excites me because I really want this show to step away from the “freak of the week” formula that these types of shows tend to start off with.

Jim Gordon hits the streets

Jim Gordon hits the streets

He also commented on whether or not The Joker would be brought in to the new series: “He’s the crown jewel of the Batman villains.  He will be brought in with great care and a lot of thought.” “It will be a different character [from Heath Ledger’s Joker].  It’s certainly going to be more Heath Ledger than Cesar Romero. But like I say, all of these people are real people with feelings and emotions and history and parents. I just build from that.

The Clown Prince of Crime is coming...

The Clown Prince of Crime is coming…

Heller went on to talk about the dark and violent tone of the show:  “Tone is one of those things you try not to think about too much. It just comes out that way. For this world, the people and violence — if that’s the right word for it — needs to be as tough as the city. It’s a high stakes life-or-death place.”

This show is shaping up to be something really special.  Check out the rest of this great interview HERE.

Gotham is set to premiere this Fall on FOX.

Sources:  Geektyrant & ew

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