Show Given 13-episodes for First Season
FOX may have only just finished the pilot for their young Batman series “Gotham,” but the series already has been picked up according to reports, where rumors place it at a thirteen episode order, and has a trailer, which debuted during the premiere of “24: Live Another Day,” on Monday night.
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The series is created by Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”), and stars Ben McKenzie as a young Commissioner Gordon in his pre-mustache days. Picking up with the murder of young Bruce Wayne’s parents, the series will follow his long journey to becoming Batman, while meeting other villains along the way including Penguin and Catwoman.
According to InsideTV, Fox announced the decision Monday as the broadcast networks head into their busiest deal-making week of the year. The network upfront presentations to advertisers start in seven days. Most of the decisions whether to renew and cancel bubble shows, as well as which pilots are getting series orders, will be made this week. Gotham stars Ben McKenzie (Southland) as a young detective James Gordon (first photo) who battles an assortment of emerging villains in Gotham City. We’re told Fox’s order is for “at least” 13 episodes.
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Below is an extended clip of the "Gotham" series trailer.