'Gotham' Will Feature Comic Book Villain Red Hood
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Red Hood will be the first character wearing a costume which will be introduced on the Batman prequel series.

AceShowbiz - "Gotham" executive producer Bruno Heller has revealed another character from DC comic books which will be featured on the show and at the same time answered the question whether the series would remain costume free. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, he revealed there would be an episode involving Red Hood and he would be the first character wearing a costume on the show.

"There's going to be an episode that involves the Red Hood, which picks up that strand, the costume strand, and sort of gives a kind of philosophical base, if that's not too pretentious a word," he said. "Why costumes? What's the power of costumes? What's the power of a mask? All of that groundwork will be laid sort of culturally for that side of the DC Universe before we start rolling into the more spectacular spandex type of deal."

Believing that it's not necessary to make a character stand out by featuring them in costume on TV, Heller explained, "...the reason that the comic book characters wore costumes is because in the very rough printing that they used to have in newspapers, that's the only way you could make a character pop.... On TV, you don't need that same color and signature to make people pop. It's the characters that pop. So we're never going to be a full-on costume drama. We're going to be a full-on character drama."

Heller didn't say when Red Hood would be first introduced on the Batman prequel series. The show, which airs Mondays, at 8 P.M. ET, has been renewed for a second season by FOX.

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