Fox’s planned DC Comics drama Gotham, which centers on the origins of both James Gordon and the city’s colorful villains, is reportedly searching for an actor to play a 10-year-old Bruce Wayne.
According to Television Show Auditions, Gordon will be depicted as a rookie homicide detective investigating the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. The role of young Bruce is being labeled as a regular role.
Developed by Bruno Heller, creator of The Mentalist and co-creator of Rome, Gotham was given a series commitment by Fox in September following a bidding war. Television Show Auditions reports that while no roles have been cast, production is scheduled to begin on the pilot in March.
Gotham is just one of a handful of DC-based dramas in active development, alongside the Arrow spinoff The Flash, Hourman and iZombie, all at The CW, and Constantine at NBC.