‘Gotham Central’ Writers Weigh In On Fox’s Planned ‘Gotham’ Series

Fox has committed to a new series called “Gotham,” centered on a young James Gordon and his days as a Gotham City detective before Batman ever emerged on his radar. But the new drama doesn’t seem to be based on the critically acclaimed “Gotham Central” comic books from Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka — at least as far as the creators are aware.

“I don’t know anything about that Gotham show, and I have no idea if it’s anything to do with Gotham Central in any way,” Brubaker said on Twitter (via Robot 6). “I’m guessing not.”

“I was as surprised and delighted as everyone to hear they were making a ’young Gordon’ cop show,” added Rucka, who wrote about the new series on his blog. “As far as I know, this has nothing to do with Gotham Central. If it did have anything to do with Gotham Central, that wouldn’t matter, because DC owns the rights and the characters, as they should. This was work-for-hire, something all of us knew at the start.”

Even though it appears Brubaker and Rucka are not involved in the “Gotham” series, Rucka was quick to point out, “I would be delighted to be contacted by anyone involved.”

It goes without saying that we would be delighted, too! And if “Gotham” does end up adding the word “Central” to its title, Fox could take a few notes from our “Gotham Central” casting call.

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