‘Gotham’ Producer Clarifies Show-Runner’s “Superhero TV” Comment

Gotham is returning tonight for its third (and possibly) biggest season yet with the story arc “Mad City” coming alive with the introduction of more monstrous villains in Gotham City. A couple of weeks ago,  show-runner and executive producer Bruno Heller, gave a slightly controversial comment about superhero TV shows, as he said the following.

“I don’t think superheroes work very well on TV. Probably because of the costume thing. TV is about real people and faces, and not so much about magic and the supernatural things. That’s why he chose James Gordon as the focus character of the show.”

However, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer Ken Woodruff, gave Heller a helping hand by clarifying what he meant by that bold comment.

“There’s a reason why he chose to develop a show that took place before the actual fully-realized Batman. He thought that that was the best way to tell stories on the medium of television. It was about the origins and it was about real people and how they evolved and became the villains and heroes that we know and we’ve seen in comics and in feature films. A lot of that is just pragmatic and TV is a much more intimate medium sometimes than film can be.”

Do you agree with Woodruff’s clarifying comment about what Heller previously said about superhero television? Let us know in the comments below.

Gotham Season 3 airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on FOX.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.