ABC has issued pilot orders to an hourlong from the writers behind the supernatural global hit, Heroes.
Gotham, from Green Lantern producer Michael Green is a one-hour drama that revolves around a female cop who discovers a magical world that exists within New York City while pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case. The world goes unseen by normal humans, and takes all of the familiar New York landmarks and reinvents them in a magical otherworldly manner.
Green will write and executive-produce the 20th Century Fox Television project, that is similar in tone to NBC‘s magical procedural 17th Precinct last year with The Matrix producer, Erwin Stoff also executive-producing. Kings creator and The River show runner Green is represented by WME. This is the second pilot with magical elements ordered by ABC this season following the success of fairy tale drama series Once Upon A Time. Earlier this month, the network picked up a Beauty and The Beast reboot.
Gotham does have a “curiouser and curiouser” feel to it, undeniably. Even though, the title may not be able to generate, lest it is changed last-minute, a large female fan following, I hope the female cop has undergoes some sort of princess transformation where she’s gritty in the Manhattan world, but then is a sinister princess in the fantasy world.
Wouldn’t that be cool?