25It’s not actually about Batman
The easiest way to sort the Jack Napiers from the jokers is to test them on this. Only a true fan would know that Gotham isn’t actually about the Dark Knight at all. While many expect the final season of Gotham to close on a shot of Bruce in
cape, up to now the show’s costumes have leaned towards more realist tones.
There’s a very good reason for this too. When he was first offered the chance to bring Gotham to television, series producer Bruno Heller was reluctant to tackle superheroes, whom he considered the boring alter egos of interesting characters. And so, in the words of The Incredibles’ Edna Mole, no capes!