After Success of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Networks Race to Develop Comic Book Shows of Their Own
Fox won a bidding war for Gotham, an origin story series about Batman's Police Commissioner James Gordon. The show will chronicle Gordon's days as a rookie police officer with the Gotham City Police Department. While the show reportedly will feature some famous Batman villains, it will not feature the caped crusader himself, whom Gordon did not meet until late in his career. It's created by Bruno Heller, the showrunner for The Mentalist.
NBC, too, has announced it's working on a super hero series, this one about Constantine. A part of the DC Comics universe, Constantine is a cynical supernatural detective, he was previously played by Keanu Reeves. The pilot's script is being written by David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone, currently an executive producer at The Mentalist, and Heller's co-worker.
It's your move now, CBS.