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'Gotham' Creator Inks With 20th TV Deadline

The creator of “Gotham” has signed a two-year overall pact with 20th Century Fox Television to develop programming for cable and broadcast, Deadline.com reports.

The seven-figure deal will have Michael Green working with Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts to executive produce projects together, the story reports. “The deal comes on the heels of a development deal Green had with 20th TV, which resulted in ‘Gotham,’” the report notes. “The supernatural procedural, about a female cop who discovers a magical world that exists within New York City, went to pilot at ABC, which landed Francis Lawrence as director. The project got very close to a series order, with ABC extending the pickup conversations with 20th TV beyond the upfronts, but ultimately a deal couldn’t be reached.”

Said Gary Newman, 20th TV chairman: “Michael delivered a fantastic pilot for us in ‘Gotham,’ and we knew we wanted to stay in business with him exclusively going forward. He has an incredible talent for creating new worlds, which are richly inventive and yet undeniably accessible at the same time. He’s one of the most sought-after writers in both features and TV, and his projects always attract the best talent.”

The story notes that Green “rewrote and then served as showrunner of ABC’s horror drama series ‘The River.’ He also created and executive produced the NBC contemporary drama with biblical themes ‘Kings,’ whose pilot also was directed by Lawrence.”

Green has also been involved with “Heroes,” “Everwood” and “Smallville,” the story notes.