In perhaps the least surprising new series pickup news of the year, Fox has officially given a series order for its Batman prequel "Gotham".
Ben McKenzie plays a younger version of future Gotham City Commissioner James Gordon in the series which explores familiar characters from the "Batman" universe in the time before Bruce Wayne slipped on the cape and cowl.
Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Mazouz, Robin Lord Taylor, Camren Bicondova, Erin Richards, Sean Pertwee, Zabryna Guevara and Cory Michael Smith also star in the project.
The show filmed a pilot, but also had a hefty series commitment - basically if it had not been ordered to series then the network would have had to pay out a major penalty. Hopefully this means they also liked what they saw.