GOTHAM Gets GOSSIP GIRL Writer/Executive Producer

GOTHAM Gets GOSSIP GIRL Writer/Executive Producer

Fox’s Batman prequel show, which now has a series commitment (though that doesn't necessarily mean it will definitely make it to series), has hired TV writer/author John Stephens as an executive producer/writer. Read on for more details.

EW report that John Stephens (The CW’s Gossip Girl, The WB’s Gilmore Girls and Fox’s The OC)  has come aboard Fox's Batman prequel series as  writer and executive producer.  Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot script and will also serve as executive producer, and Danny Cannon (CSI, Nikita) directed the recently wrapped pilot. The show will focus on the early lives of many of the characters in the Batman universe, such as Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), Harvey Bullock (Donald Logue), and Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor).
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Filed Under "Batman" 4/25/2014 Source: EW
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MercwithMouth - 4/25/2014, 3:31 PM
Boo... More bad news for Gotham...
Abary - 4/25/2014, 3:38 PM
Gotham Girls.... or Gossip Gotham.....?
Darthzilla - 4/25/2014, 3:38 PM
Oh wow. I'm glad this isn't in the same universe as Arrow and Flash now.
ALegendaryPanda - 4/25/2014, 3:44 PM
I'm still excited for this show but.......Gossip Girl? For real?
ALegendaryPanda - 4/25/2014, 3:46 PM
Like.... why?
TheManFromMars - 4/25/2014, 3:47 PM
I hope this thread is fun...
WeddingTux - 4/25/2014, 3:48 PM
YeezusWept - 4/25/2014, 3:48 PM
They're making it too easy.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/25/2014, 3:48 PM
Oh God
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/25/2014, 3:49 PM
From what I heard tho, Gossip Girl is actually a good show lol. Still wtf
TheManFromMars - 4/25/2014, 3:50 PM
Because when I think Batman comics, I think teenage dramedy tv shows.
YeezusWept - 4/25/2014, 3:51 PM
"Gotham Gossip Girl"

New insult, I call it!
Jcool - 4/25/2014, 3:52 PM
Not a good sign when they bring in someone who is an expert on teen dramedy's.
Comicbookguy543 - 4/25/2014, 3:52 PM
So basically it will become Gotham Girls -_- starring Catwoman as the socialite high schooler, Harley Quinn the funny girl with psychological problems and Poison Ivy, the girl that sleeps around and infects people....meh...
MrBatmor - 4/25/2014, 3:53 PM
Why are they making this?

Why are they using Gotham? Batman is the reason to watch Gotham... If I wanted to see a police crime fighting dreams I will watch castle(atleast it has Nathan)..
maninfinesuit - 4/25/2014, 3:53 PM
The OC was a very smartly written show. This can only be good news.

Comicbookguy543 - 4/25/2014, 3:54 PM
xoxo Gotham Girls
CherryBomb - 4/25/2014, 3:54 PM

TheManFromMars - 4/25/2014, 3:55 PM
All joking aside, I think this show might be fun. And, regardless of the genre, the guy they hired does have three succesful tv series under his belt, so...
MrBatmor - 4/25/2014, 3:56 PM
Wasn't it reported that this series started shouting.. We even had our first look and gordan!? Then how is it that this shows is getting the producers and writers now!??
ALegendaryPanda - 4/25/2014, 3:57 PM
Who knows maybe this guy knows what he's doing. I'll just have to wait and see.

But like....Gilmore Girls though??
CherryBomb - 4/25/2014, 3:57 PM
Gossip Girl is actually a CBM....

Nappa - 4/25/2014, 3:58 PM
I am still interested in this series!

Has anybody here ACTUALLY watched Gosspi Girl? I'm guessing no....

I havent either but im not judging the writing because the writers wrote for an annoying Sex and The City rip off
G - 4/25/2014, 3:58 PM
Gotham 90210
TheManFromMars - 4/25/2014, 3:59 PM

Nope. It's a CBTV.


BTW, Cherry, you're always so positive about everything. Is there something you don't like? Just curious.
Nappa - 4/25/2014, 4:01 PM
I dont know anythong about Gossip Girl except it gave us Taylor Momsen and for that i am thankful!
SuperCat - 4/25/2014, 4:02 PM
YES!! "Gossip Girl" is awesome! Just kidding. Never watched that damn show. Still looking forward to this one though.
Nappa - 4/25/2014, 4:03 PM
CherryBomb - 4/25/2014, 4:04 PM

Of course! Definitely. But I'd rather comment on things I enjoy or am really interested in. I'm not one to flame and talk crap about something I don't care about or necessarily hate. I don't see the point in trolling. :) while the odd time I'll give crap to a certain topic, if it's something that I don't like if won't waste my time flaming it.
YeezusWept - 4/25/2014, 4:04 PM

How the Grinch Stole Christmas gave us her first

No creepiness intended...
TheManFromMars - 4/25/2014, 4:05 PM

That's a commendable attitude. Keep on rocking. :)
WeddingTux - 4/25/2014, 4:05 PM
"Gossip Girl is not a CBM. It's a CBTV."

MercwithMouth - 4/25/2014, 4:06 PM
Mmm...Taylor Momsen

Sid loved her... I miss Sid...
Ramiel - 4/25/2014, 4:07 PM
Can we blame Fox for this?
CherryBomb - 4/25/2014, 4:07 PM
Taylor just oozes sex appeal. I've seen her perform live and she's awesome.

Mike89 - 4/25/2014, 4:07 PM
ugh. I not gonna even bother with this show. Im glad its not part of Arrow universe.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/25/2014, 4:08 PM
They couldn't get writers with more extreme experience?

The money must be low.

Still hoping to catch this, whenever it pops out.
CherryBomb - 4/25/2014, 4:12 PM
Let's not forget Greg Berlanti, writer and developer for Arrow wrote thhe awful Green Lantern film and everyone raves about Arrow.
Ramiel - 4/25/2014, 4:13 PM
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