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Monday, September 1, 2014

BREAKING. M-Net adds new Batman origin story, Gotham; high-buzz drama will show in South Africa just hours after America.


It's the bat signal, people! M-Net which has the broadcasting rights to Gotham is adding the new Batman origin story to the schedule as an "express" title, with Gotham that will start on M-Net on Tuesday 23 September at 01:00.

Gotham will be shown after the early 01:00 showing, in its regular timeslot of Tuesdays at 20:30 (from 30 September).

Gotham will debut in America on 22 September on FOX and M-Net will show it in high definition literally only hours later on 23 September.

Gotham will be like Smallville, chronicling the teen years of Bruce Wayne in the years after his parents' death and before he becomes Batman - as well as all the to be "evil" - now just ambivalent - personalities who will become the Joker, the Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and the rest of the tormentors of Gotham City.

Ben MacKenzie is the very young and idealistic detective James Gordon who in later years will help Batman - and will now be helping Bruce Wayne to try and solve the murder of his parents and becomes a type of a surrogate dad.

David Mazouz is our new Tom Welling type - he will portray the young Batman, or Bruce Wayne.