Forget Batman. "Gotham" has a new hero.
Netflix has reportedly purchased exclusive rights from Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Distribution to its new series about the years before Bruce Wayne was Batman. The video streaming company is shelling out about the same amount per episode that it did for "The Blacklist," which is around the $2 million range, according to Deadline.
The deal is unique because "Gotham" hasn't even aired an episode yet, and it was made for multi-territory rights rather than done on a country-by-country basis, which could prove lucrative for Netflix, due to the series' potential global appeal.
Variety reports that Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos is excited about the news, saying in a statement, “‘Gotham’ is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world."
The Fox drama starring Ben McKenzie and Jada Pinkett Smith is set to come to Netflix after its first season. Until then, the company will be a silent guardian, a watchful protector and ...
"Gotham" premieres Monday, September 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox.