Gotham Pilot To Be Directed By Danny Cannon

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While neither Warner Bros. or Fox has officially announced a Gotham TV series, DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns did confirm a Gotham TV series was in development on an episode of DC All Access. Now, it's being reported that a director has been hired for the pilot episode of Gotham. According to Deadline, Danny Cannon will be directing and executive producing the pilot episode for Fox's Gotham. Cannon is best known for directing the pilots and serving as an executive producer on the CSI franchise. In addition, Cannon directed the pilot and executive produced the CW's Nikita and The Tomorrow People. Despite the lack of an official announcement, it has been reported that Fox won the rights to the series after an intense bidding war. In order to land the series, Fox also reportedly gave the show a series commitment. Even though the TV series will be set in Gotham City, it will not feature Gotham's most famous resident: Batman. Instead Gotham will revolve around a younger James Gordon, as he deals with some of Gotham City's most famous villains. This younger Gordon is still a detective and has not yet become a commissioner. According to a recent casting call leak, the pilot episode will include a 10-year-old Bruce Wayne and will "center on Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne."