Joining the young Commissioner Gordon and an even younger Bruce Wayne in Fox's new Batman prequel series Gotham will be classic DC villains Catwoman, The Penguin and The Riddler, it's been confirmed.
Billed as "the villains who made Gotham City famous", that trio will be causing trouble for the Gotham Police Department in a city "plagued with crime before the arrival of Batman", according to the latest press info.
Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly explained the scope of the series to the Television Critics Association, "The show will track Bruce from a child (around 12-years-old) until he puts on a cape in the finale. We will see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge". Reilly went on to describe the in-development show as "an operatic soap with a larger-than-life quality."
UK director Danny Cannon is set to helm the pilot, from a script by The Mentalist's Bruno Heller.
As for the reappearance on TV of Gotham's classic villains, let the fantasy casting begin...