Bruno Heller Confirms That The Court Of Owls Are Coming To ‘Gotham’

Fox’s Gotham returned Monday evening and continued to dive back into the long history of the famous DC Comics city. While it had been previously rumored, showrunner Bruno Heller has now confirmed that a certain secret society will be making an appearance in the series at some point. Heller told

Yeah, absolutely, [I’m interested]. I won’t say that it’s part of – I don’t even want to say that, because I don’t want to spoil part of the story. The Court of Owls is deep, deep, deep Gotham mythology. The comic book fans know about it, but I would suspect the larger audience is not so familiar. We sometimes have to make a distinction between the ‘Nolan-era Batman movie fans’ and the comic book fans. It’s not that they’re two separate audiences, just that there are two levels of engagement. Court of Owls is very much deep DC mythology.

We are absolutely going to explore that world down the line. Looking at the longevity of the show, we have to hold some cards back, we can’t just throw all of the elements, all of the story at once.

While he did confirm that we would be seeing The Court Of Owls on the series, it doesn’t sound like we’re going to be seeing them this season as previously reported. 

The long arc of the show is Bruce Wayne’s journey of discovery down into the depths of the physical and meta-physical world of Gotham. The Court of Owls is a brilliant conceit that will absolutely be part of our storytelling. I just won’t tell you when.

Did you tune in to the season premiere last night? Are you interested in seeing The Court Of Owls on Gotham? Let us know in the comments below.


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