TV News: Gotham, Flesh, Pit, X, Intruders

Latino Review’s El Mayimbe claims that a young version of The Penguin will be the first villain in Fox’s Batman-prequel series “Gotham”.

In the comics, Oswald Cobblepot is often shown as a legitimate business owner amongst the public, but a ruthless gangster in private with his fingers deep in the criminal underworld. [Source: Twitter]

Flesh and Bone
Sarah Hay has scored the lead role in the dark and gritty ballet drama “Flesh and Bone” which Starz has picked up to series.

Hay plays a young ballet dancer with a troubled past who joins a prestigious ballet arabesque photocompany in New York. The series explores the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. [Source: Deadline]

The Money Pit
NBC has confirmed that it will produce a TV series remake of the 1986 Tom Hanks and Shelley Long comedy film “The Money Pit”.

The story follows a newlywed couple navigating the challenges of modern romance while their house crumbles around them. [Source: The Live Feed]

Agent X
Sharon Stone is set to star in TNT’s drama pilot “Agent X”. The story follows an unseen person who uses any means necessary to protect the country in times of extreme crisis when traditional law and government aren’t in a position to help.

Created by the original founding fathers but hidden from the view of the public, this trained agent is deployed only at the careful discretion of current Vice President Natalie Maccabee (Stone). [Source: THR]

Mira Sorvino and James Frain will join John Simm in BBC America’s eight-episode original series “Intruders”. The story deals with secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.

Sorvino will play two characters in the same body, the wife of Simms’ ex-cop character who has escaped a violent past for a seemingly quiet life. [Source: Deadline]