Director attached to Batman prequel series, Gotham

News Louisa Mellor 8 Jan 2014 - 08:01

UK director Danny Cannon is directing the pilot for Fox's Batman prequel series...

Best known TV-wise for his work on CSINikita, and recently, The Tomorow People, Danny Cannon was also the man behind the camera on 1995's Judge Dredd. His next move stateside is to direct and executive produce the pilot for Gotham, Fox's in-development Batman prequel TV series.

Written by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), Gotham is set to "explore the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous". It's been confirmed that a young Bruce Wayne will appear as a regular in the series, with Gordon's investigations into the Wayne double murder forming the basis of the pilot.

Crime-ridden, grimy, pre-Batman Gotham is the backdrop for Gordon's rise through the force, so if this comes to series (and thanks to the deal in place, Fox will pay a hefty penalty if it doesn't) we can expect to see some familiar faces in the police line-up.

Read more about Gotham at Den of Geek, here.

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