Fox’s Gotham is kind of sputtering along. While it has its fans, it’s still not nearly as popular as The CW’s fleet of DC Comics shows. Maybe it’s because the series is afraid of being a superhero show? According to its showrunner, that’s exactly what it is.
Bruno Heller was speaking at the Edinburgh TV fest and just took a dump on the superhero genre, via THR:
â€œI donâ€™t think superheroes work very well on TV,” Bruno Heller, showrunner of Fox drama Gotham, told the Edinburgh Television Festival on Thursday. “Probably because of the costume thing.”
“TV is about real people and faces, and not so much about magic and the supernatural things.â€ Thatâ€™s why he chose James Gordon as the focus character of the show, he added.
The CW’s four DC shows (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow) seem work pretty well even with costumes and masks. So his reasoning is just an excuse for a comic book show that’s easily the worst of the bunch currently on TV.