Fox has announced a new TV series called Gotham, which is supposedly the prequel to their previous show, Batman. This particular series will be set a long time before Bruce Wayne even became the dark knight, in his teenage years. It will not just be the story of the caped crusader though, many of Batman’s major nemesis will appear as well – ‘It follows the arc of how they all became what they were.’ I guess this means we will find out their origin stories, and how and why they became the villains or heroes they are later in life.
I must say, I’m not massively convinced as to how this will work. Most villains in the Batman series weren’t even villains until Bruce Wayne put on the cape, and they are all of varying ages, so they definitely didn’t know each other when they were teenagers. This, to me, suggests that the show is only going to be very loosely based on the original series. I am intrigued to see how it will turn out though.