Exclusive Interview: Bruno Heller Talks Gotham, Jim Gordon and The Joker

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Warning: Potential spoilers for the “Gotham” pilot appear below.

Bruno Heller has created acclaimed and hit TV shows, not always at the same time, but both “Rome” and “The Mentalist” made an impact on television. This fall he brings Gotham City back to television in Fox’s “Gotham.” This is the story of how Det. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) ultimately became Commissioner Gordon.

Spoiler alert, but the pilot begins with the murder of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz)’s parents. Gordon and his partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) are on the case, which also leads them to Fish Mooney’s (Jada Pinkett Smith) gang, including one Oswald Cobblebpot (Robin Lord Taylor). Other future Batman villains like Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith), Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) and Ivy Pepper (Clare Foley) also appear, the latter two being only teenagers.

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