Variety is reporting that this deal is happening and that Netflix has "proved its willing to take risks for what it perceives to be top-shelf content." The deal for Blacklist is only for domestic rights, but this new bit about Gotham will be global and thus far more lucrative if the show proves to be a success.
The problem is, I don't see the show being successful. Sorry to pee in the punch bowl, but hear me out.
"Oh, things are soooo bad in Gotham, we need Batman!" Sorry, folks, he ain't coming for decades, you'll just have to suffer and watch bad guys do bad things, helpless and ineffectual. Much like Jim Gordon will be. For real, I don't get the appeal of a Batman show without Batman. They plan on introducing early versions of Bats' enemies, but again, who wants to see these characters not fighting with Batman? Part of what makes him so great is the level of power his enemies have. That won't happen here. Instead, we get a young Catwoman who looks like a cat; her head is literally shaped like a cat's. Remember that teacher in The Monster Squad? Like that, but worse.
Will this die a fast death like Birds of Prey, or does it (and Netflix's gamble) have a future? Sound off below.