Deadline has learned who will be directing the pilot episode of Gotham.
Directing the opener which is written by The Mentalist’s Bruno Heller will be Danny Cannon. If the name is familiar to you, it’s because he helmed several other high-profile pilots for Warner Bros. Television in recent years, including Nikita and The Tomorrow People.
Gotham is a prequel to the Batman universe with James Gordon as a member of the Gotham City Police Department and will feature his origin story as well as the origins of the villains of Gotham City.
FOX will have a penalty if they do not pick up Gotham to a series. Hopefully some casting news will start up soon.