Gotham mag afwijken van de Batman canon

In een interview met Gotham showrunner Brunno Heller, sprak hij over de personages uit het DC canon. Hij zei:

“I wouldn’t say it’s iron clad. You’d need a damn good reason to do it and a damn good end game to justify it. We’re certainly just learning the ropes at this stage. Not to be modest about it, but we’re still learning how to do a show this big. I’m always deeply reluctant to kill off characters simply for the shock value of killing them off. I’m not averse to cheap tricks. But apart from anything else, this season literally every actor has come through and [performed really strong]. I would hate to lose any of them. Killing off Sean Bean in the first season of Game of Thrones made everyone go, “Oh, what a good idea that is!” But I don’t think it’s a good idea if you’ve got Sean Bean. The bad one was on Deadwood, when they had David Carradine doing that marvelous Wild Bill Hickok, and then he was gone.”

Gotham richt zich op een jonge James Gordon in zijn jaren voordat Gotham City werd beschermd door Bruce Wayne als Batman. De jonge Bruce zal een rol spelen in de serie, maar de focus ligt op Gordon en de oorsprong van de churken.

De cast van de Gotham bestaat uit Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Ben McKenzie (Detective James Gordon), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle), Sean Pertwee (Alfred), Zabryna Guevara (Captain Sarah Essen), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean) en Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepoth, alias The Penguin).