Hey, remember that Gotham TV series being developed for Fox that we all thought was going to focus on a young Jim Gordon and maybe take some inspiration from the fantastic Ed Brubaker/Greg Rucka police procedural comic Gotham Central? Weren't you super excited for that? Well stop it. Now.
It looks like the series is basically going to be a teen drama a la Smallville, featuring all of the classic Batman characters as youngsters, detailing how they became heroes and villains while simultaneously engaging in confusing teen romance that will be somewhat disturbing when one considers that nearly all of the characters in Batman's universe are sever psychopaths. From Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly:
This is all of the classic Batman characters. 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.
iO9 speculates that they'll all go to the same high school, and while we want with all of our being to believe that's not true, now that we've heard it, we know that's exactly what they're going to do.
Fox didn't say all the characters will belong to the same high school, but I can feel it in my bones. I don't know how all the teens are going to be running into each other all the time unless they have a central location in common.
Since this is technically a Fox show, we won't reset the DC counter for it, but if we had a Fox counter, they'd be in trouble. On the other hand, this is a dream come true for all those Tumblr slashfic writers who have been shipping teenage versions of the Penguin and the Riddler for years.
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