Bruno Heller

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There were many changes to DC Comics‘ lore when the publisher relaunched all its books in 2011 with the New 52, and not many of them were greeted with cheers from the comic book fandom. However, one of the much-loved new additions was “The Court of Owls,” the storyline that kicked off the re-launched Batman title and introduced the titular villains to the Dark Knight’s vast menagerie of weird and spooky bad guys. Naturally, if it’s popular with Batman fans, then it’s a no-brainer for the producers of Gotham. There have been rumours that the Court of Owls is coming to the Fox drama, and now showrunner Bruno Heller has confirmed that yes, the Owls are coming. But when?  (more…)

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Gotham Showrunner Bruno Heller told us he’d be teasing the Joker in the first season before the show even aired and fans and the Internet have been tracking all kinds of possible Joker teases since the series first premiered. We’ve gotten confirmed looks at a bunch of Batman’s villains in their pre-Batman versions. There’s the Riddler, the Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harvey Dent before the acid attack, and last night the origin of the Scarecrow. Now it looks like Gotham is ready to unveil Batman’s arch-enemy the Joker. (more…)

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If you watch Gotham on weekly basis, then you know that the writers are having fun screwing around with the basic DNA of the comic book, from Selina Kyle witnessing the Wayne murders, to Poison Ivy’s dad being a suspect, to last night’s introduction of the Scarecrow who turns out has a crazy daddy just as obsessed with phobias as he will one day be. Gotham loves its bad eggs, or at least the characters that will one day costume up and become bad eggs, but unless they’re going to start dipping into the nosebleeds and do the origin stories for Egg-Head and King Tut, there’s still one last Batman big bad left to be introduced on the show, and according to the show’s executive producer he’s coming. Sooner than you think. (more…)

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Fox’s Gotham has been one of the most talked about new shows on the year, but not always in glowing or flattering terms. The series seems rather terminally obsessed with Batman’s rouges gallery, which can often come across as rather cartoonish as opposed to what, I think, a lot of us wanted Gotham to be, which was The Wire version of pre-Dark Knight Gotham City. In spite of that, one of the bright spots of the show has been Robin Lord Taylor‘s portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot, AKA: The Penguin, and Taylor’s performance has been so compelling that a popular new theory has been making the internet rounds: What if Gotham’s Penguin, ended up being The Joker? Well the actor himself has now responded to the concept. (more…)

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There’s a lot of new information, pictures, and videos popping up around the Internet for Warner Brothers and ‘DC Comics‘ new FOX television series Gotham. We’ve scoured the Internet, shined the brightest lights into the Internet’s cobwebbed and shadowy corners to bring you them all right here. Seriously, it took me at least ten minutes worth of finger pounding keyboard Goggling. (more…)

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It’s not easy being one of Gotham City’s top cops, there’s more scrutiny, second guessing, and editorializing by the media than the average person can handle, and that’s just from the Batman fans. Actor Donal Logue is going to have to get used to all the naval gazing since he’s playing the role of Detective Harvey Bullock in the new Fox series Gotham, but from the sounds of it, he’s already prepared for the passion Bat-fans will bring to bear on his new series should it not meet their high expectations. “That fan base is the most ardent, loyal — sometimes super-critical,” the actor said, “but they think critically about it because they care about it.” (more…)

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Now that the first trailer for Fox’s upcoming Gotham television series has dropped, the hype is moving up to the next level. So far it’s looking pretty good, though only time will tell if the marketing is accurate to the product. And considering how much the show is delving into previously untouched Batman lore, there are plenty of unanswered questions regarding exactly what the show will be bringing us. Now, Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller (Rome) has seen fit to put some answers to a few of those questions. Scroll on for all the juicy details. (more…)

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The jury’s still out on whether fans should get excited about this new Batman project or ready themselves for a disappointment on par with “Batdance,” but when it comes to the Caped Crusader, it’s pretty hard to screw up Alfred. Really, just cast an older British dude and your job’s half done. So on that level, congratulations Gotham producers, you’ve won this round. Scan below to see the first publicity picture of actor Sean Pertwee as (future) Batman’s most trusted ally. (more…)

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Man, is Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) just scoring all the deals lately, or what? On the heels of the news he’s working on the Commissioner Gordon origin series, Gotham, for FOX, Deadline is reporting Heller is also producing a space-western for the CW. Wait, what, space-western? You mean the genre basically defined by Joss Whedon’s Firefly?

This new show, Red, is described by Deadline as a, “neo-Western drama about the first human settlement on Mars and life on this new frontier, centering on the relationships between the town’s female sheriff, a doctor and a criminal.Mentalist executive producer, Tom Szentgyorgyi, is also on board and has written the pilot.

Now, after reading the premise I wouldn’t call this show a Firefly rip-off because the similarities really end with it’s in space (though, really on Mars) and it’ll have humans living the frontier life. Lots of shows have explored those themes, but Firefly was first. Even SyFy’s current show, Defiance, owes a lot to Firefly. That being said, it is impossible to hear space-western and not immediately think Firefly, and whether that will help or hinder Red is yet to be seen.

I’m definitely intrigued by the series, and am thankful it’s not on FOX considering that network’s abysmal track record with sci-fi shows. It’s weird though, Heller pitches a DC Comics show and it goes to FOX. Then he takes a sci-fi program and gives it to the CW, which already has series, Arrow and soon The Flash, based on other DC Comics’ properties. I don’t get it, but then again, I’m no TV producer so what do I know?

What do you Bastards think of Red?

Source: Deadline via Blastr